Eddy Adams is the moderator of the Cities Forum. He is an urban policy expert with particular interest in innovation and governance. He is a Programme Expert with URBACT, Urban Innovative Actions, the OECD and the EU Urban Development Network. In addition, he has contributed to the Urban Agenda for the EU through the Jobs and Skills Partnership.
At URBACT he has led the design and development of the programme’s Good Practice Transfer Networks. Eddy has also co-ordinated the URBACT City Labs series, linked to the Leipzig Charter.
A native of Glasgow, he has worked closely with many EU cities including Rotterdam, Berlin and Madrid. Eddy is also an Adviser to the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) and a Fellow of the RSA.