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11 Jun 2022

Professor Greg Clark

Professor Greg Clark

Professor Greg Clark, chair of the Connected Places Catapult, talks to Steve Randall about zero carbon cities and the urban transition.

Listen on the Constructive Voices website: Constructive Voices - Greg Clark

Greg is a world expert on cities, urban investment, and sustainable urban transition. Over a career of 35 years he has advised more than 300 cities, 40 national governments, 20 multilateral institutions, and multiple global corporates and investors.

Greg is chair of the Connected Places Catapult (CPC), the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place-leadership, and Chair of the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission (UKCCIC) that convenes city leaders and investors to drive a just urban transition.

He is a Board member of Transport for London (TfL) and the London LEP. He chairs TfL’s new Land and Property Committee that oversees TfL new property and housing company and ventures.

Greg is Honorary Professor of Urban innovation at Strathclyde University. He is author of ten books and 100 reports on cities, investment and place-leadership. His monthly column: The Planet of Cities, is hosted by RICS. He is Global Cities expert on the BBC World Service Series, My Perfect City.

Greg’s previous roles include Group Advisor, Future Cities & New Industries, at HSBC, Chair of the OECD Forum of Cities & Regions, Global Fellow on Cities at the Brookings Institution and Global Fellow on Urban Investment at the Urban land Institute. He was Lead Advisor on Cities to the UK Gov for 6 years.

He has been a senior advisor on cities to the World Bank, Inter-American development Bank, and the European Investment Bank. He has chaired more than 20 internal advisory boards for individual cities that are reformulating their strategies, plans, and governance including New York, Mumbai, Sap Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland, Barcelona, Vienna, and Oslo.

..”50% of the carbon that we need to take out of our cities is embedded in our built environment.”

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