Dr. Orna Rosenfeld’s research and writing focus on international housing knowledge, policy and investment as a prerequisite for inclusive urban growth, social and territorial cohesion. Her work covers 56 countries of North America, Europe and Central Asia.



Orna's scientific and advisory research has advanced the housing topic and approached it from various angles: including housing trends and challenges in the global north, social and governance, inclusion and diversity, housing finance and social impact investment in housing, as well as the methodologies reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda and Paris Agreement in housing, urban affairs and real estate. 

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Dr Rosenfeld brings expertise from architecture and engineering, social and political science and urban and regional planning to best serve leaders of global organisations in their pursuit of inclusive urban futures, inclusive recovery and growth.

Her advisory research portfolio is based on a tiered engagement model.

  • To provide direction and thought leadership to the urban, housing and residential real estate sector and its policymakers.

  • To perform advisory research, evaluation studies and scientific and policy papers of strategic value to the urban and housing sector and its key stakeholders at international, national and city levels across public and private sectors. 

  • Directly contracted research focused on specific requirements, delivering transformative outcomes for leaders, policymakers and industry partners.


Read selected case studies about Orna's support and contribution to some of the most impactful international initiatives. 


Christophe André
Senior Economist

As an architect and a urban planning expert, as well as a social scientist, Dr. Orna Rosenfeld has a unique grasp of the multiple dimensions of housing issues. Her research and policy advice on a broad range of countries and her familiarity with policymakers and international organisations has turned her into a top housing policy expert.  


Victor Schaap


Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Directorate-General for Administration

Spatial Planning and Housing Housing Market Department

The Netherlands 

Orna is a trustworthy and reliable advisor, who skilfully weathers politically challenging missions, always delivers excellent work and goes the extra mile to support partners and clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her.   


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Dr. Elena Szolgayová


UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management

It was a pleasure and inspiration working with Orna.