About Chris Luebkeman

Chris’s  career to date has spanned professions and geographies. His multidisciplinary education includes degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering (Vanderbilt), Structural Engineering (Cornell), and a Doctorate in Architecture (ETH). He became an academic gypsy teaching courses on Design and on Technology at ETH Zurich, the University of Oregon, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at the MIT. He joined Arup in London to lead the Research and Development group in 1999 and became a corporate intrapreneur by founding the Foresight, Innovation and Incubation teams. For twenty years he travelled the globe, sharing his observations and insights by leading projects focused on the future for Arup, Arup’s clients and for many of the world’s leading institutions. He returned to the ETH in Zurich in 2020 to join the team of the president, Joel Mesot, as a strategic advisor. Chris Luebkeman currently leads the Strategic Foresight Hub where he and his team are working on understanding the future of higher education, encouraging the role of foresight in an academic setting and developing closer ties within the Swiss Foresight community. 

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Chris Luebkeman is a member of the executive board of the Swiss Institute of Engineers and Architects and the ETH Zurich Foundation (USA). He sits on the URA International Panel of Experts , EMPA Industrial Advisory Board and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council of Singapore


[Y]our 2040 is curating a select community to accelerate the transition to a planetary boundary compatible society and focuses on next steps, actions and strategies towards a more positive future.



As part of a judging committee Chris Luebkeman helps to select the most future-proof projects for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge.


Chris Luebkeman is a seasoned professional with a plethora of experience to draw from. Learn more about his previous engagements. Engagements are or chronologically ordered (most recent – old)

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