Julia was trained at the Architectural Association in London and was part of the founding team of Citymart in 2011 and as a Partner today carries full business responsibility for partnerships with leading global cities such as New York City, New Orleans, Melbourne, Philadelphia and organizations such as the Knight Foundation and 100 Resilient Cities / Rockefeller Foundation and acts as the lead partner for Citymart US.
At Citymart, she co-created and led the LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future program which served to prove the concept that by opening problems, cities can engage in a new way with urban and social solutions and more effectively share these.
To-date, more than 50 global cities have taken part in the Cities Pilot the Future program - such as London, Paris, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Mexico DF and Fukuoka.
Julia has further been responsible for building the operation of Citymart's original challenge analyst team, overseeing the delivery of 70+ challenge-based procurements, the onboarding and management of multi-disciplinary analyst teams as well as the successful delivery of 14 Citymart City Summits in partnerships with cities such as Zurich, Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and London.
Prior to joining Citymart, Julia worked with leading architecture practices in London and on urban strategy and inclusion in Mexico D.F., before she set up a successful bespoke architecture and urban model-making studio in Barcelona.