Saif is an Urban Data and Analytics Associate on the Data & Tools team at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He participates in the development of data products and analytical tools for UrbanShift, providing cities and stakeholders with relevant geospatial data, indicators and insights to face climate change impacts.
Before joining WRI, Saif worked as Lead Data Scientist and Data Product Manager in several startups in France developing Location Intelligence software solutions and data management platforms. Believing in the important role of open-source and open data for addressing climate issues, Saif is the founder of OpenGeoScales, an open-source framework for standardizing climate-related data at multiple geographical scales.
Saif holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Grenoble-Alpes in France, specialized in social exposure to climate hazards. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Psychology from the University of Nimes and a diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism of Tunis. He lives in the Hague with his spouse.
New Data Dashboard Helps Cities Build Urban Resilience in a Changing Climate
Developed by UrbanShift and Cities4Forests, this new tool enables local actors to assess real-time climate risks and effectively plan future mitigation strategies.
Strategic City Planning with Nature: Assessing Urban Biodiversity in San José, Costa Rica
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
Biodiversity in UrbanShift Cities
These online reports, with interactive maps and figures, provide indicators to measure the state of biodiversity in UrbanShit cities based on comparable global datasets.