Serge Salat is an architect, urban planner, economist, and the founder of the Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute in Paris. He is a global expert in urban morphology and city design, spatial planning, urban energy, smart cities, urban finance and complex systems management. He advises the IPCC, GEF, UNEP, UN-Habitat, World Bank, the Chinese government and many cities, including the municipalities of Shanghai and Chongqing. Serge Salat holds three PhDs in Architecture, Economy, and History of Civilizations. He is a recipient of the prestigious GFHS Outstanding Individual Award for his work on urban sustainability