Monitoring sustainability in the world's larger cities: Example application to Chicago and Lusaka

Christopher Kennedy

University of Victoria/

Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering, University of Victoria. Qualified in Civil Engineering, Economics and Business; advise on policies and planning for sustainable infrastructure. Clients have included the governments of: Canada, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the UK, as well as the World Bank, Ontario Ministry of Finance, and others. In 2011/12 seconded to the OECD in Paris, to work on Cities, Green Growth and Policies for Encouraging Investment in Low Carbon Infrastructure. Past visiting professor at Oxford University and ETH Zürich. Currently serves as past President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and Senior Fellow at the Global Cities Institute.  Author of The Evolution of Great World Cities: Urban Wealth and Economic Growth.


The world’s larger cities (urban areas with populations greater than 5 million) play a disproportionately large role in global culture and economy, energy and material flows, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The world’s... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Daniel Hoornweg (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
  2. Christopher Kennedy (University of Victoria/)
  3. Heather MacLean (University of Toronto)
  4. Chibulu Luo (University of Toronto)
  5. Mehdi Hosseini (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Public policy and governance , • Sustainable urban systems


ThS-20 » International comparisons of sustainable systems (13:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room E)

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