Ksenia Mokrushina is an urban researcher and planner with over 10 years of professional experience in Russia, US, Germany and India. A Fulbright fellow, she holds the Master degree of City Planning degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012. During the 2007-2014, Ksenia worked with leading international organizations, such as the World Bank, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and UN-Habitat, assisting local governments in Russia, Brazil, South Africa, India and Indonesia in the implementation of clean energy, sustainable, and climate resilient spatial planning strategies. From 2014 until 2017, she was the head of the Center for Urban Studies at Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO). From 2017 until 2018, she served as an advisor to the Mayor of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in 2018 she has founded CityCompass, a resource center for young planning professionals in Russia. Ksenia taught at Vysokovsky Higher School of Urbanism in Moscow and co-authorеd a number of research and professional reports and manuals on municipal energy efficiency, mega-events legacy planning, and spatial governance.