Matúš Vallo is an architect and expert on urban architecture. He is the author of the most comprehensive publication on solutions for Bratislava - the Bratislava Plan. He is also an acclaimed architect and co-owner of the Vallo Sadovsky Architects architectural studio. He studied in Rome and worked in London. He also holds a Fulbright Scholarship from Columbia University in New York. He has twice been invited to speak at the CityLab's most prestigious international conference on urbanism, organized by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Despite the international possibilities, he fully devoted his energy to Bratislava. In the municipal elections of 2018, he was elected mayor of Bratislava.