Biography: Dr. Janaka Wijesundara is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is the Founding Director of the Master’s Program in Urban Design and currently leads this program at the Department of Architecture. He is also the Founding Director of the research centre “Centre for Cities,” established at the University of Moratuwa in 2017. He has a PhD from the University of Aachen in Germany, specialising in the renewal of inner cities, focusing on urban design and urban heritage conservation. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, a Master of Science Degree in Architecture, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Built Environment from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.