Professor Ed Blakely
For most his career, Ed was a professor of Urban Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1994, he retired as a leading scholar in the field an author of award-winning books. He is known primarily for having been executive director of Recovery Management for the City of New Orleans post Cyclone Katrina. He has also held the position of Professor of Urban Planning at The University of Sydney, District Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission and Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Ed has a degree in law and is a non-practising member of the NSW Bar. He has recently joined the AIUS committee.