Kerwin Datu is the editor-in-chief of The Global Urbanist - an online magazine analysing urban development issues worldwide. Originally trained in architecture, a field in which he worked in Sydney, Paris and London over nine years, he holds an MSc in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the programme that inspired the magazine, and a PhD in Economic Geography, again from LSE, focused on the role of global and regional city networks in economic development. He continues to write on international cooperation on urban issues.