ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Sir Peter Hall is Vice Chair of Global Urban
Development, and Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration at University College,
London, UK, where he is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Young
Foundation. His many books include The World Cities, Cities in
Civilization, Urban and Regional Planning, Cities of Tomorrow,
Future 21, Technopoles of the World, and Silicon Landscapes.
Dr. Hall’s article is an adaptation of his GUD report, produced in
2003, for the European Union’s ESPON (European Spatial Planning
Observation Network) policy research initiative.
Eric J. Hobsbawm is Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at Birkbeck College in
London, UK, and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development. He is the author of many
books, including his recently published autobiography, Interesting
Times, and his highly acclaimed four-volume history of the world from
1789 to 1991: The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital,
The Age of
Empire, and The Age of Extremes. Dr. Hobsbawm’s article is an adaptation
of a chapter that was originally published in his book Revolutionaries
(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973), and is reprinted with the
permission of the author.
Jaeckel is a Senior Researcher at the German Youth Institute in Munich,
Germany, founder and Chair of the Mother Centers International Network
for Empowerment (MINE) and the Grassroots Women’s International Academy
(GWIA), Chair of the Our Best Practices Campaign for the Huairou
Commission, and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, serving as Co-Chair of the
Committee on Building Gender Equality in Urban Life. Her books include The Learning City,
The GWIA Handbook, Engendering Governance and Development, and
Development. Ms. Jaeckel’s article is excerpted from her recently
published book, The Learning City: A New Approach to Urban Development,
and is reprinted with the permission of the author.
Ricardo Montezuma is Director of the
Humane City Foundation in Bogota, Colombia, and a member of the Advisory
Board of Global Urban Development. He served on the
Executive Board of the Transmilenio bus rapid transit system in Bogota,
and is the author of several books, including Ciclovia. Dr. Montezuma’s
article is adapted from his recently published book, The Transformation
of Bogota, and is printed with the permission of the author. The article
was translated from Spanish by Jonas Hagen.
Geoffrey I. Nwaka is Professor and Dean of the College of Postgraduate
Studies at Abia State University in Uturu, Nigeria, and a member of the
Advisory Board of Global Urban Development. Dr. Nwaka is the author of Town Planning in Eastern Nigeria and Colonial Calabar.
Donovan D. Rypkema is the Principal of Heritage Strategies
International in Washington, DC,
and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development,
serving as Co-Chair of the GUD Program Committee on
Celebrating Our Urban Heritage. He is the author of The Economics of Historic
Preservation, Community Initiated Development, The Economics of
Rehabilitation, Economic Development on Main Street, and other works
published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Molly O’Meara Sheehan is a Senior Researcher
at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC, and a member of the
Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, serving as Co-Chair of
the GUD Program Committee on Facing the Environmental Challenge. She
is the author of Reinventing Cities for People and the Planet. Ms.
Sheehan’s article was originally published under the title “Where the
Sidewalks End: How the Poor Combat Poverty Daily” in the
November/December 2002 issue of World Watch magazine, and is reprinted
with the permission of the Worldwatch Institute.
Kaarin Taipale is a Senior Adviser and
Immediate Past Chair of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, and
a member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, serving
as Co-Chair of the GUD Program Committee on
Global Urban Development. She is also former Chief Executive of
the Municipal Building Department in Helsinki, Finland, and former
Editor of the Finnish Architectural Review. Ms. Taipale’s article is
excerpted from her book, Local and Global, published in 2004 by the City
of Helsinki, and is reprinted with the permission of the author.
Emiel A. Wegelin
is Vice Chair of Global Urban Development, Director of UrbAct in
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and former Coordinator of the United
Nations/World Bank Urban Management Program (UMP). Dr. Wegelin is the
author of Housing the Urban Poor, Urban Low-Income Housing and
Development, and New Approaches in Urban Services Delivery, and
co-author of Governing Cities and Shelter Upgrading for the Urban Poor.
This article is a summarized version of an article by Emiel Wegelin
entitled “Refugee-related Housing Issues in selected SEE Countries" in
in South Eastern Europe (Paris: Council of Europe Development Bank
and the World Bank, March
2004), and is reprinted with the permission of the author. The consulting work underlying this article was conducted for the
Migration, Asylum, and Refugee Return Initiative (MARRI) of the
Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, with Swiss
Development Cooperation support.
A. Weiss Chairman and CEO of Global Urban Development,
and Executive Editor of Global Urban
Development Magazine. Dr. Weiss is the author of The Rise
of the Community Builders and co-author of Real
Estate Development Principles and Process. He served as Special
Assistant to the Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban
Development and HUD Liaison to the President's Council on Sustainable
Development in the administration of President Clinton, and as
Coordinator of the 1998 Strategic Economic
Development Plan for Washington, DC.
Belinda Yuen is an Associate Professor of
Urban Planning in the Department of Real Estate and the School of Design
and Environment at the National University of Singapore, and a founding
member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, serving as
President, and as Co-Chair of the GUD Program Committee on
Celebrating Our Urban Heritage. Dr. Yuen’s books include Planning
Singapore, Sustainable Cities in the 21st Century, Singapore Housing,
and Urban Quality of Life.
Muhammad Yunus is the founder and Managing Director of the Grameen Bank
in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a member of the Advisory Board of Global Urban Development. Dr. Yunus is the author of the
best-selling book, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle
Against World Poverty. His article is adapted from a lecture he
delivered at the Commonwealth Institute in London, UK, and is printed
with permission of the author.
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