Prof. Edward Blakely
Professor Edward J. Blakely is an internationally recognized leader in urban community development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than thirty years.
As a consultant and advisor, Blakely has been responsible for leading teams in planning and implementing solutions for major urban areas in Australia, the United States and overseas. He has been the major economic development consultant for Sydney, and Melbourne Australia, City of Oakland as well as cities of major jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Blakely has extensive experience in economic development and transportation and has led the Cypress Freeway project among others. He teaches urban and rural development, regional policy and community development. He currently serves as advisor to the OECD and state governments in the United States, Australia, Sweden and Japan.
Blakely has been Dean at UC Berkeley and the New School in New York. He holds the title of Extraordinary Professor of Economic Policy, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, South Africa as well as the National Science Foundation of the United States Distinguished Professor.