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Photograph by Guido Vitti for Bloomberg BusinessweekDaniel Hoornweg has more than 20 years’ experience working in and with cities. He joined the World Bank in 1993 and has worked in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean regions. During that time he has worked with some 200 cities on more than 50 projects with climate change components. Hoornweg’s academic background includes degrees in earth sciences and civil and environmental engineering.
Beginning August 2008, he has led the World Bank’s Urban program on cities and climate change, including management of the 2009 Marseille Cities and Climate Change Urban Research Symposium and urban studies related to climate change impacts in cities—mitigation and adaptation.