This week, we’re looking at the ways in which cities and regions collaborate to push global standards. In this third and final part of our series, Robin Mazumder takes us to Barcelona, where innovation has required a certain amount of risk-taking.
Robin Mazumder / @RobinMazumder
Advocate, writer and researcher
Robin Mazumder is a thought leader and accomplished keynote speaker sought out internationally to provoke thoughtful discussions on cities and well-being. He is currently completing his doctorate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, where he is studying the psychological impacts of urban design. Using wearable technology and VR, he examines how people experience cities. His interest is inspired by his love for cities as well as his experience working as a mental health occupational therapist. Robin’s research is funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious doctoral award. Always striving for a healthier, happier, and more inclusive city, Robin is also a passionate change maker. His advocacy and research has been featured in numerous outlets including BBC, Vice Magazine, CBC , Canadian Geographic, Canadian Cycling Magazine, University of Toronto Magazine and University Affairs. Avenue Magazine named him one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40 in 2014.