Monica von Schmalensee is an architect and the CEO of White Arkitekter. Monica has a great interest in the changing urban landscape and the interplay between society and place. She applies a strategic approach and drives the leadership for a sustainable future, partly as her role as the Chairman of Sweden Green Building Council. Collaboration and inclusive processes have been the key to her success in managing complex projects for the practice such as the urban transformation of moving the city of Kiruna, the urban development in Rockaway Beach in New York, and the completion of a forty-thousand-spectator arena in Stockholm. Monica is also often engaged as a keynote speaker at a wide range of internationally renowned conferences.