Stefanie M. Falconi is founder of Instituto Limite and a Policy Entrepreneur. She has 15 years of experience working in sustainable development across four continents in diverse settings from rural communities in KwaZulu Natal to the metropolitan region of São Paulo. As a Policy Entrepreneur her work centers on urban development and the effects of climate change on cities. She has been an invited speaker for the U.S. State Department, the Institute of Water Resources of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the World Resource Institute and others. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.