Dr. Anna Rubbo has worked in architectural practice and academia in Australia, the UK, the USA, and South America. She is the founder of Global Studio, developed with Columbia University and the University of Rome as an international, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional "think and do-tank," where theory, design, advocacy, and practical action come together as a vehicle for change in disadvantaged communities. Global Studio is informed by the principle that people must be the agents of their own development and aims to facilitate and feed a national and international network of city building students, academics, and professionals. Since its inception in 2005 Global Studio has involved over 450 city building professionals and students from more than 30 countries and 50 universities in projects with disadvantaged communities, bringing together equal numbers from the Global North and South in a community of learners and doers. Anna is the recipient of the 2009 Skandalaris Award and has been recognized with various awards in Australia for her contributions to architectural education.