Sandra Piesik


Dr Sandra Piesik is an award-winning architect, author, and researcher specialising in the implementation of global sustainable legislation, nature-based solutions, adaptation and traditional knowledge adaptation. She is the founder of 3 ideas B.V. Amsterdam based consultancy, former Policy Support Consultant on Rural-Urban Dynamics to UNCCD and a contributor to the UN-HABITAT “Urban-Rural Linkages: Guiding Principles and Framework for Action to Advance Integrated Territorial Development”. Her diverse global engagements range from international lectures, judging of the competitions, nominator of awards, and evaluation of R&D projects for the European Union.

Dr Piesik is a stakeholder and network member of several UN organisations including UNFCCC: The Resilience Frontiers, the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP), the Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB) and Climate and Technology Centre & Network (CTCN).
Her published work includes Arish: Palm-Leaf Architecture (published by: Thames & Hudson in 2012), she is also the general editor of the encyclopaedia, HABITAT: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (published by: Thames & Hudson, Abrams Books, Flammarion, Editions Detail and Blume in 2017), Bridging Boundaries Report (2021).