Robert Lewis-Lettington

Chief, Urban Legislation Unit, UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme), UK

Robert Lewis-Lettington is currently chief of the Urban Legislation Unit, and formerly Branch Coordinator for Legislation, Land and Governance, at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Robert has twenty years of professional experience, primarily working in multilateral processes and in providing technical assistance in policy formulation and legislative processes to a variety of partners. With field experience in more than fifty countries, his areas of expertise include legislative drafting, physical planning and development control, intellectual property rights and information management, environment and natural resources, international trade, and human rights. Robert is UN-Habitat's representative in the UN Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group, a member of the management board of the Future Saudi Cities Program, and vice chair of the International Telecommunication Union's Focus Group on 'Data Processing and Management to support the Internet of Things and Smart Cities & Communities.' Robert holds an M.A. (Hons) specializing in architectural history from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and an M.Litt. in history from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Robert also received a J.D. in law from the College of William and Mary, USA.


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