Filippos Gkekas is currently a Master’s of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) candidate. Filippos holds a MSc (Honors) in Applied Geography and Spatial Planning (Harokopio University), and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography (University of the Aegean), both located in his native Greece. His interests lie in transportation planning and sustainable urban development. With this in mind, Filippos has work experience in many versatile roles at NGOs, think tanks, and the public sector, such as the City of Vancouver, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greece, and the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship with a scope of advocating sustainable development and transportation, and promoting SMEs. Filippos is currently working with the REACT Lab, UBC SEEDS, and UBC Campus and Community Planning (C+CP) researching pedestrians’ and cyclists’ perceptions of safety at the UBC Vancouver Campus.