Jason Twill

Director, World Cup Program, Qatar Foundation

United States of America, Qatar

With a career spanning over 20 years’ in urban development, Jason has been at the forefront of built environment transformation. A globally recognised pioneer in innovation districts, alternative housing and regenerative urbanism, Jason’s work is informing the next generation of city making. His career experience includes mixed-use developments throughout New York City, the South Lake Union Innovation District in Seattle and serving as Head of Sustainability and innovation for Lendlease Development.

As Founding Director of Urban Apostles from 2017-2020, Jason led an urban strategy and property consulting firm specialising in equitable and regenerative growth strategies for cities. 

Jason is currently Director, World Cup Master Program at the Qatar Foundation for based in Doha where he is leading the Foundation’s sustainability and legacy objectives in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Education City.

Jason is a regular lecturer at multiple universities across the globe and was appointed a Runstad Fellow at the University of Washington in 2012 and an Research Innovation Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney from 2016-1018 where he led research into regenerative urbanism, housing affordability, and property economics.

He is a co-founder of both the International Living Future Institute and the Green Sports Alliance and originator of the Economics of Change project. In 2018, Jason founded and launched the City Makers’ Guild, an education, advocacy and research group promoting more equitable and inclusive cities.  

Jason was designated a LEED Fellow by the United States Green Building Council in 2014, was named a 2015 and 2017 Next City Global Urban Vanguard. He is a member of the Climate Reality Project (2009 cohort) and former advisor to the the Clinton Climate Initiative.  Jason recently joined the board of the Cloudburst Foundation and is an advisor to Common Earth, an initiative led by the Commonwealth of Nations to reverse global warming through regenerative development.