Attila Katona is a researcher, educator, and consultant with a focus on urban transformation and circular economy with more than 10 years of experience. His qualifications include environmental engineering and economics, and he pursues a PhD in urban governance at the Central European University in Vienna with the aim to understand what systemic interventions could catalyze the deployment and scaling of nature-based solutions. He is the director of the Center for Systems Innovation, an educational and consulting company, based in Budapest. As an expert, Attila frequently works with European Union entities (European Commission, EIT KICs), universities, and various public and private clients, including cities in Europe, Canada, China, Singapore, Russia and Mongolia on urban nature and transformation. He is also enthusiastic about designing learning experiences in academic and professional settings, as well as using technology in a purposeful way for education and better governance.