For 25 years Jeb Brugmann has been devising solutions to help cities and local communities access the benefits of globalization and to help global organizations engage in local communities and their markets, working on the ground in scores of cities and rural regions in 28 countries.

With degrees in regional economics from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in public administration from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, he is currently a faculty member of the Cambridge University Programme for Industry. He has published in leading academic journals, is an editorial board member of the scholarly journal Local Environment, and has been a contributor to four books. His first full-length book, Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World, will be released in 2009.

Website: www.jebbrugmann.com

Festival: Spring 2009, Fall 2009

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