Arun Jain, FAICP

Arun Jain is a US and Indian educated planner, urban designer and urban strategist with over 30 years of US and international experience in practice and academia. Formerly Portland, Oregon’s first Chief Urban Designer, Arun has worked on over 90 public and private sector projects across 105 cities in 42 countries on urban development projects. Arun has held academic positions in six universities, and frequently advises the United Nations. A teacher and mentor, he takes an analytical and systems thinking approach to urban development. He believes we must all work harder on comprehending urban complexity to better address uncertain futures.