Anthony Gad Bigio is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Climate Change for GW's graduate program on Sustainable Urban Planning, teaching courses on urban resilience and low-carbon cities, as well as a Green Growth Advisor for The Growth Dialogue, a policy program of GW's Business School. Prior to joining GW in 2014, he spent twenty years at the World Bank as a Senior Urban Specialist, managing urban investments, policy reforms, technical assistance and learning programs across the developing world. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 5th Assessment Report's chapter on urban planning and carbon emissions, and technical reviewer of the chapter on urban impacts of climate change.
A member of the Advisory Boards of the New York-based UCCRN (Urban Climate Change Research Network) and of the EU-funded POCACITO project (Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow), Professor Bigio focuses primarily on the intersection of urbanization, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and urban resilience. He lectures internationally on cities and climate change and has published extensively on the topics of urban development, climate change and urban cultural heritage.
An Italian and British national, Professor Bigio graduated as an Architect and Urban Planner summa cum laude from the University of Rome.