How does the concept of Smart Growth create the city of the future – the Resilient City?  Resilient Cities are equipped to make it through crises, and face future shocks and stresses from climate change, growing and diverse population needs, and depleted energy resources.

In this course, Bruce will help us understand how cities today are rapidly changing and making huge investments to address the impact of climate change, plan for rapidly changing social needs, and create greater economic vitality.  He will provide examples of U.S. and International Resilient Cities and the actions they have taken to be Smart as we look toward a future of growing uncertainty.

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Well done!”

“Bruce led us through a fascinating journey and taught us a lot in the process – great job!”

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Bruce Purdy

Bruce Purdy is an international development consultant with more than 45 years of experience planning and financing rural and urban infrastructure projects in more than 25 emerging and developing economies. Projects have included planning and implementing donor-funded programs within the water and sanitation, education, and transportation sectors, as well as working directly with national, regional, and municipal officials and civil society institutions to implement policies that improve service provision to local citizens. Purdy holds a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and undertook extensive coursework in strategic and organizational planning at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Mr. Purdy is developing the Global Urban Leadership Program in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

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