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Thomas Vonier has worked on the challenges of urbanization, conflict, insecurity, and changing climate patterns. He participated in COP 21 (Paris) and COP 22 (Marrakesh), as well as in Habitat III (Quito). He makes regular media and conference appearances on matters related to the built environment, most recently on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, speaking on urban security.
Based in Paris and Washington DC, Thomas Vonier works with public and private clients to secure industrial operations, hotels, universities and commercial facilities. He also works with municipalities to improve urban security. A board certified security professional, Thomas led ground-breaking research for United States embassies and consulates, resulting in landmark recommendations to the US Secretary of State. He has lectured widely on architecture, and was a research affiliate with the Laboratory of Architecture and Planning at MIT.