Jeb Brugmann on sustainable development and designing the future of global cities. Introduction by Patrick Whitney.
Jeb is an international urban development expert whose work has been recognized by the UN General Assembly and the UN Climate Secretariat. His thinking points the way to how cities are becoming laboratories for solving major problems of the 21st century - poverty, inequality, and sustainability - and to the often invisible connections between globalization and urbanization. With C.K. Prahalad, he is the co-founder of global development consulting firm The Next Practice. He has won the McKinsey prize for writing the best paper in the Harvard Business Review. His presentation will include ideas in his new book published this spring, Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World.
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