District Commissioner on the Greater Sydney Commission
Chair, Future Cities Collaborative
Former Director of Recovery, New Orleans
Edward Blakely previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Recovery and Development, the “recovery czar” for New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He has held professional appointments at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Sydney and he was recognised by UN Habitat for his contributions to social justice and sustainable planning in disaster recovery in 2012.