Edward Leman

, Chreod Ltd.
Profile / Bio: 

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.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Targeting City Clusters in ADB’s Urban Operational Plan 04 December 2014 Slides Urban Development
Metropolitan Regions: The Key City Clusters in Asia 12 December 2013 Slides Urban Development