Liz Ogbu is a designer, social innovator and academic, and an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments. Currently, she is a member of the inaugural class of “Innovators in Residence” at IDEO.org.
Previously, Ogbu was design director at Public Architecture. As a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, she lectures widely on design for environmental and social impact. She also teaches courses on the intersection of social practices and urbanism at California College of the Arts. She earned architecture degrees from Wellesley and Harvard.