Pontus works with digital projects, community participation and open data at UN-Habitat, the United Nations programme for sustainable cities. He is the coordinator of Block by Block, an innovative partnership between UN-Habitat, and Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, in which Minecraft is used as community participation tool in urban planning projects.
For the last 10 years he has worked with ICT4D, digital technology and communications in Europe, Africa and Latin America and holds an MA in Global Media and International Communication from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Recently he is co-author of The Citizen Field Engineer: Crowdsourced Maintenance of Connected Water Infrastructure. Scenarios for smart and sustainable water futures in Nairobi, Kenya,presented at the Third International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2015) and Using Minecraft as a citizen participation tool in urban design and decision-making, presented at the Third Future of Places Conference.