Christina Franken

Communications, Smart cities

Interested in data, urban tech, and user psychology, Christina is making Mapbox mobile sensor data an integral part of the future of smart cities. She works directly with our Mapbox Cities partner cities on data-driven open source tools to address today’s urban challenges - from traffic safety to behavior change programs and disaster response.

Prior to Mapbox, Christina worked at Human, researching how data can help cities prepare the urban environment for active forms of transport, such as walking, running or cycling. She graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany as an architect and holds an MA from Central Saint Martins College London with research on productivity in creative work. She doesn’t work with buildings anymore, but applies user-centered design thinking to digital and urban environments.