Dr. Sandra Piesik is an award-winning architect, author, and researcher specialising in the adaptation of traditional knowledge, technology transfer, urban-rural dynamics and the implementation of global sustainable legislation. She is the founder of '3 ideas B.V', a London and Amsterdam based consultancy, a visiting Professor at the UCL London Global Institute for Prosperity and initiator of several RD&D groups and consortia including HABITAT Coalition.
She is a stakeholder and network member of several organisations including UN-HABITAT Urban-Rural Linkages; the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP); Resilience Frontiers; the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB); and Climate and Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) of UNFCCC. She is also a former Policy Support Consultant on Rural-Urban Dynamics to UNCCD.
Her published work includes Arish: Palm-Leaf Architecture (Thames & Hudson 2012). She is the general editor of the encyclopedia, HABITAT: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (Thames & Hudson, Abrams Books, Flammarion, Editions Detail and Blume 2017).