Joanna Erbel is a sociologist and urban activist. Since 2007 she has been active in strengthening local communities, increasing the extent of social participation and the quality of urban democracy, as well as supporting sustainable development cities and promoting good solutions for housing policy. Founder of the Blisko Foundation. Since November 2015 she has been a member of the Working Group for Social Affairs, in the process of updating the development strategy of Warsaw – Warsaw 2030. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Congress of Urban Movements (KRM).