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Panel: Moving Millions: How Brazil and Mexico Manage Hyper-Urbanization

Session: Tuesday, February 10 @ 2:15

Warren Karlenzig is founder and president of Common Current, (www.commoncurrent.com), which specializes in national urban, regional (state, province, metro area) and city strategy, standards, best practice development and metrics in support of public-private partnerships. Mr. Karlenzig has worked with multinational coalitions (The European Union; the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development ), nations (China Ministry of Urban and Rural Development , or MOHURD; Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs; US Department of State; US Environmental Protection Agency; US Department of Energy; Korean Land Corporation); states or provinces; major cities (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Los Angeles); national research laboratories (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Research Triangle Institute, Pacific Northwest Laboratories.); real estate developers; and corporations including Chevron, SOM, Autodesk, IDEO, and NRG Energy.

Mr. Karlenzig was lead co-author of the United Nations Shanghai Manual: A Guide for Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century (New York/Shanghai, November 2011: in English and Mandarin), which included case studies on Mexico City and other Latin American cities. He authored the largest U.S. city sustainability benchmarking study, How Green is Your City? The SustainLane US City Rankings (New Society Publishers, 2007) and is also was author of Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing (Global Green USA, 1999). He contributed chapters in Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the 21st Century (Penn Press/ Wharton School of Business, 2008) and in the Post Carbon Reader (University of California Press/ Watershed Media, 2010): “The Death of Sprawl: Designing Urban Resilience for the 21st Century Resource and Climate Crises”. He was co-author of the City of San Francisco’s official 1997 Sustainability Plan’s “Economy and Economic Development” section, from which the city developed one of the world’s first municipal green building ordinances in 1999.

He has presented or lectured at The State Council of China (Beijing), European Union Parliament (Brussels), the University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), the World Forum on China Studies (Shanghai), The World Bank China Program (Beijing), University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business), Stanford University and Seoul National University. He has provided a TEDx Talk, and has appeared in international media including CNN, the BBC, People’s Daily (China), The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Fortune. A Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, he holds degrees from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Naropa University (Master’s) in Boulder, CO.


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