The Faculty of Human Geography and Planning cordially invites you to a lecture by Dr Marc A. Weiss on 'Metropolitan Economic Strategy, Sustainable Innovation, and Inclusive Prosperity'. The event will be held in the Prof. B Krygowski Auditorium at the Collegium Geographicum on 29 May at 11:30 a.m.
Dr Marc A. Weiss is the Director General of Global Urban Development (GUD), an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the research and policy-making of urban and regional spatial development. Since 2015, he has coordinated the Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone (ZISPOA), a World Bank-funded initiative to support the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul to become the most sustainable and innovative place in Latin America.
Dr Marc A. Weiss has been an advisor on Metropolitan Economic Strategy, Sustainable Innovation and Inclusive Prosperity for cities, counties, regions, states and provinces in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and was editor of Global Outlook at the Woodrow Wilson International Science Center at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., coordinated the preparation and implementation of the Economic Development Plan for Washington, D.C., and was president of NoMa Metro Station Corporation.
He has authored or co-authored numerous books, articles and reports on land use planning and policy, including The Rise of the Community Builders: the American Real Estate Industry and Urban Land Planning, published by Columbia University Press.
He has lectured at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles; George Washington University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, among others.
He is a U.S. Army veteran and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.