Creative Urban Alchemy: Ifeoma Ebo Transforming Design

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Ifeoma Ebo, Founding Director of Creative Urban Alchemy

By Julia Gamolina at Madame Architect

Ifeoma Ebo is an experienced Urban Designer & Strategist with a proven track record in transforming urban spaces into platforms for equity and design excellence. In her twenty-year career, she has led projects in architecture, urban revitalization, community and large scale masterplanning, infrastructure upgrading, urban policy, and neighborhood development. As the founding Director of Creative Urban Alchemy LLC, she is a highly sought-after consultant on equitable design and sustainable development strategy for city governments and civic institutions internationally.

She has served on Advisory Boards for the Mayor of Helsingborg, Sweden H22 Smart City Initiative, Association for Community Design, Museum of Modern Art, and is a founding board member of the BlackSpace Urbanist Collective. She is a 2010 Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow, 2016 NYC Urban Design Forum Forefront Fellow, and 2016 Next City Vanguard Fellow. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University and Columbia University and has taught and lectured at Cornell University, University of Cape Town, Harvard University, and the NYC School of Visual Arts. Ifeoma holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master in City Design and Development from MIT. In her interview, Ifeoma talks about getting to know her heritage and working internationally, as well as learning to be agile and take risks. She advises those starting their careers to nurture their curiosity.