Edward Leman established Chreod in 1985 and has led the Group’s consulting and research activity in more than 110 cities. Consulting assignments led by Mr. Leman include: design of an approach to measure city risks from multiple natural hazards (including from climate change) and testing in Bangkok, Manila, and Ningbo; design of a rapid assessment approach for calculating city-wide carbon emissions from transport and energy, and testing in Ho Chi Minh City, Colombo, and Ahmedabad; advising on metropolitan development strategy for Kathmandu Valley, preparation of metropolitan development strategies for Shanghai and nine other metropolitan areas across China; regional development policy in East Java, Indonesia, and China’s Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas; and regional economic and settlement planning support to earthquake reconstruction efforts in Wenchuan, China. Mr. Leman has published widely on urban and regional policy, including co-authoring two books on development finance and governance, and OECD’s first Regional Development Working Paper. He is a Senior Fellow at the Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto. Mr. Leman manages the firm from Chreod’s Toronto head office.