Charles Landry works with cities around the world to help them make the most of their potential. He is widely acclaimed as a speaker, author and innovator. He facilitates complex urban change projects.
Acting as a critical friend, Charles works closely with decision makers and local leaders helping to find apt and original solutions to seemingly intractable dilemmas, such as marrying innovation and tradition, balancing wealth creation and social cohesiveness, or local distinctiveness and a global orientation.
An international authority on using imagination in creating self-sustaining urban change Charles has worked and given talks in over 60 countries and helped shift how we assess and harness possibilities in reinventing our cities. His Creative City Index is a powerful tool to measure the creative eco-system of places. Charles has written over a dozen books most recently "Cities of Ambition" which builds on his best-known work "The Creative City: A toolkit for Urban Innovators"; a concept that has become a global movement. His book "The Art of City Making" was recently voted the 2nd best book on cities ever written by the planning website Planetizen. Other books cover the senses of the city, interculturalism and culture and commerce. www.charleslandry.com