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Dan Hoornweg

Professor and Jeff Boyce Research Chair, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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Dan retired early from the World Bank in 2012 after almost 20 years of experience in the urban sector. He was the Bank’s Lead Urban Specialist, Cities and Climate Change, and remains a Fellow in the Sustainable Development Network. Dan joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1993 and has worked in all of the Bank’s geographic regions with a key focus on Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, and the Pacific Islands. He has worked with some 300 cities in more than fifty projects with climate change components. Prior to joining the Bank Dan had almost ten years experience working in local government. Dan's academic background includes degrees in Earth Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dan now teaches and researches energy systems and urban systems engineering at University of Ontario IT. He is also the Province of Ontario’s Chief Safety and Risk Officer and participates on advisory boards for Waste Diversion Ontario, Phillips, GDF Suez, and WWF. Dan is widely published on urban issues such as solid waste management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and thoughts on how to build and manage more sustainable cities.