Dima is a leader within Arup’s Cities, Planning and Design team. Trained as a landscape architect, she is a specialist in resilient, liveable and nature-positive cities working at the intersection of landscape, climate and cities. She has extensive international experience spanning over 30 cities globally, focused on future-proofing cities, integrated planning and design, and innovative public realm. She has led and delivered complex and large-scale projects from concept through to delivery, smaller-scale community initiatives and planning for resilience.

She often works on visionary projects, recent examples include a Green Infrastructure and Open Space masterplan for Thimphu in Bhutan, nature-based interventions for Tirana, developing resilience strategies for over 25 cities with 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, and an award-winning design vision to create a child-friendly Belfast.

She regularly speaks and writes about city design and planning through the lens of resilience, climate, people and nature. Dima's career is characterised by visionary leadership, pioneering projects, and a persistent dedication to creating resilient, sustainable, and liveable cities for everyone.