Markus Elkatsha

Research Scientist
  • City Science

 Urbanist | Rocketeer

Markus ElKatsha is an Architect and Urban Planner interested in the intersection between data-driven urban analysis tools and policy strategy for rapidly expanding or urbanizing cities. Markus joined the CityScience group to work on research and deployments associated with the CityScope platform. Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, Markus worked for eight-years at the Boston based architecture and urban design firm Machado and Silvetti Associates where he worked on projects including the Getty Museum in LA, the Rockefeller Cultural Center in NY, and the American University in Beirut. More recently, he served for nine-years as the Executive Director of a public/private development corporation responsible for two urban expansion regions east and west of Cairo, Egypt. His current work and research is focused on new approaches to urban management and collaboration strategies for developing and emerging countries. In addition to a Bachelor of Architecture, Markus has two Master Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in City Planning and in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism.