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lgnz16 creating places where people love to live, work and play

24-26 July, Dunedin Centre, Dunedin

Jeb Brugmann

Jeb Brugmann has spent his career at the forefront of new practices for local sustainability, social and community health impact, social enterprise development, and resilience planning. An economist and market analyst, Jeb is currently the Managing Partner of The Next Practice (TNP) innovation consultancy. His work with local governments, community organisations, and property developers now focuses on performance innovation at the district scale, with particular emphasis on health, resilience, sustainability and productivity outcomes.

In 1989-1990 he founded and served from 1990-2000 as secretary general of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, the largest and oldest international association of cities focused on sustainability issues. From 2001-2003, he designed and directed a two-year program with the Asian Development Bank, US Agency for International Development and the city and country of Honolulu to help the mayors and senior city managers of more than 40 Asia-Pacific cities to advance their local sustainability practices.

A Senior Associate with the University Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a lecturer at universities and keynote speaker internationally, Jeb's last book is Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities are Changing the World.

Building resilient places

Jeb Brugmann, Founder of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - and Managing Partner of The Next Practice innovation consultancy, will take an over-arching look at resilience and how we can build strong towns, cities and regions of the future.  He will offer thought leadership around how resilience can be approached as a planning and design element to support ambitions for place making and development in high performing towns and cities, offering guidance on how the sector can better prepare our communities to tackle climate change and a full spectrum of other risks and opportunities. 

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