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  • 1. ChreodBIODATA1. PROPOSED POSITION: Metropolitan Development Specialist2. NAME OF FIRM: Chreod Ltd.3. NAME: Edward Leman4. DATE OF BIRTH: 6 August 1954 NATIONALITY: Canadian5. EDUCATION: B. Arch., Carleton University, 19836. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL World Society for Ekistics, Athens (Member, Executive Council SOCIETIES: 1995-98)7. OTHER TRAINING: undergraduate courses in Geography, Economics and Sociology, and graduate courses (2) in Architecture; University of Toronto; 1972-19748. COUNTRIES OF WORK China: Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Gansu, Henan, Nei Mongol, EXPERIENCE: Hunan, Guangxi, Hebei, Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Yunnan, Tianjin, Beijing, Hongkong Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania, USA, Canada9. LANGUAGES: English: fluent10. EMPLOYMENT RECORD: FROM: 1985 TO: present Employer Chreod Ltd. Position Held and Description of President, Director Activities Overall management of the firm; responsible for launching (1988) and managing Asian activities of the firm; Chief Representative, China representative office in Shanghai; consulting work has focused on urban and regional development, public finance, infrastructure investment planning, disaster risk management, and climate change adaptation in Asia; 10 person-years of fieldwork in over 40 cities in Asia since 1988. FROM: 1984 TO: 1985 Employer Leman Group Inc., Consultants on Human Settlements, Toronto Position Held and Description of Vice President Activities responsible for managing international projects in Tanzania and Colombia FROM: 1980 TO: 1984 Employer Descon International Ltd. (management consultants), Ottawa Position Held and Description of Vice President (Asia) Activities responsible for managing $1 million annual budget in marketing and R+D related to low cost building technologies; established and managed firm’s interests in joint ventures in Malaysia and Hongkong FROM: 1978 TO: 1980 Employer ARA Consultants Ltd. (management consultants), Ottawa Position Held and Description of Project Manager Activities managed feasibility studies, site selection studies, and facility programs for major capital projects in National Capital Region11. DETAILED TASKS ASSIGNED: 12. PROJECT EXPERIENCE: ASIA: Rapid Assessment of City Carbon Emissions; (2011-); Asian Development Bank The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center has been Page 1 of 11
  • 2. commissioned by ADB to develop a methodology for assessingcities’ energy and CO2 emissions and to model alternativedevelopment scenarios based on reduced emissions arising fromchanges to transport and more energy-efficient forms ofmetropolitan growth. Mr. Leman has been retained as Senior UrbanPlanner to model land use, density, and intensity scenarios for thethree pilot cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Dalian, and Colombo.ASIA: Multi-hazard City Risk Index (2010-); World BankTeam Leader and Infrastructure Specialist.Project consists of developing and testing a multi-hazard risk indexat the city scale representing risks of exposure from natural hazards(geophysical, climatological, hydrological) and long-term risks fromclimate change, and city-wide vulnerabilities. The index is beingdeveloped by a large, multi-disciplinary team from Chreod,SOGREAH Consultants, York University, University of Colorado,and the University of Wisconsin. It is being tested on three pilotcities: Bangkok, Manila, and Ningbo. Mr. Leman is the team leaderwith specialist inputs on calculation of metropolitan elements at risk(people, buildings, infrastructure) and projections (GIS-based) ofmetropolitan development patterns to 2030.CHINA: Chonqging Provincial Development Strategy (2010-);Asian Development BankTeam Co-Leader and Urbanization Specialist.ADB has retained Chreod, in association with the ShanghaiDevelopment Research Center, to advise the Chongqinggovernment on its medium- and long-term development strategy.Chongqing has been selected by State Council as a pilot city to testreforms in urban-rural integration, environmental sustainability, theprovision of public housing, and metropolitan infrastructure,especially transport. Mr. Leman is co-leader of the 14-person team,and is providing international inputs on best practices inmetropolitan development planning and management.CHINA: GHG Emissions in Three Chinese CitiesJoint Research Project with Sustainable Infrastructure Group,University of Toronto; World BankMr. Leman led Chreod’s cooperation with a team from the Universityof Toronto, led by Prof. Chris Kennedy, in calculating GHGemissions in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin as part of globalresearch on emissions from 40 cities conducted for the World Bank.Emissions were calculated from ENERGY: a) StationaryCombustion (Electricity, Steam (Heating Supply), Heating &Industrial, Agriculture, Industry, Construction, Transportation,Telecommunications, Postal, Wholesale, Retail, and CateringService, Residential consumption, Other; b) Mobile Combustion(Road Transportation (all gasoline & diesel), Aviation, Marine;INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES: Mineral Industry (Cement), MetalIndustry (Steel); and WASTE: Landfill, Compost, Incineration.CHINA: Territorial Review of Guangdong Province (2008-2009);OECD (Regional Competitiveness and Governance Division)Regional Competitiveness Expert.Building on its work in over 20 cities and regions in OECD membercountries, OECD has been commissioned by the government ofGuangdong Province to conduct the agency’s first Territorial Reviewin China. Mr. Leman was retained by OECD to lead Chreod’s teamin conducting analysis of Guangdong’s regional and global Page 2 of 11
  • 3. competitiveness, with a focus on the Pearl River Delta Region, andto prepare recommendations on strategies and policies to improvehuman capital, ICT, R+D infrastructure, market regulation,innovation policy, infrastructure and logistics, regionalgovernance to support effective, multijurisdictional implementationand responsiveness to climate changes.CHINA: Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (2008);World Bank (3 PMs)Urban Development and Economics Specialist. Mr. Lemandrafted the Bank’s Policy Note to State Council on UrbanDevelopment Implications of the Wenchuan Earthquake, one of nineNotes prepared by the Bank in the first month after the disaster. Healso led Chreod’s team in preparing an assessment of Pre-disasterConditions in the Impact Area, and was Urban Development andEconomics Specialist on the Bank team reviewing preparation of aproposed $710 million Wenchuan Emergency Recovery Loan.CHINA: Shanghai Metropolitan Trends to 2030 (2008); WorldBank (2 PMs)Team Leader and Urban Development Specialist. Mr. Leman ledChreod’s team in preparing population and metropolitan growthprojections for Shanghai to 2030, in five-year increments. Theseprojections formed the basis for the Bank’s review of proposedinvestments in the Shanghai Urban Environment AdaptableProgram Loan (3).CHINA: Shanghai Development Strategy in Regional Context(2007-2009); GTZ (4 PMs)Co-Team Leader and Urban Development Specialist. Mr. Lemanled Chreod’s team in a joint assignment with the Shanghai Academyof Social Sciences in assessing strategic options for thedevelopment of Shanghai within the regional context of the YangtzeDelta. Strategic options were explored for Shanghai as a globalfinancial, trade, high value-added manufacturing, and businessservices center. Particular emphasis was placed onrecommendations, based on international best practices, tostrengthen existing inter-governmental institutions to improveregional coordination in strategic planning, service delivery,regulation, environmental management, and adaptation to climatechanges among the 16 cities in the Yangtze Delta Region.CHINA: Urban Trends and Policy in China (2007-2008); OECD (2PMs)Team Leader and Author. Mr. Leman wrote a background reportfor OECD’s Urban Development Programme on urbanization trends,policy shifts and impacts, governance and management practices,and future urban prospects for China. The report was published byOECD in 2009.CHINA: Sustainable Regional Development Programme (2008);GTZ (1 PM)Regional Development Specialist. Mr. Leman was RegionalDevelopment Specialist on a GTZ Expert Mission to design a multi-million Euro regional development programme in China inassociation with the State Council’s Leading Group on Economicsand Finance. Page 3 of 11
  • 4. CHINA: Rural Land Management Feasibility Study (2007-2008);ESRI Canada Ltd. (4 PMs)Project Co-Director and Institutional Specialist. Mr. Leman co-directed this Project for ESRI Canada and the State CouncilLeading Group Office on Rural Development. The principal goal ofthe project was to design a GIS-based information infrastructure tosupport land registration in China’s rural areas; a pilot project wasdesigned and implemented in rural Anhui Province.CHINA: Metropolitan Management Training (2007); RotmanSchool of Management, University of Toronto (.5 PM)Metropolitan Management Lecturer. Mr. Leman was invited todesign and deliver two half-day training sessions on metropolitan-level management to local government leaders from Wuhan andChangchun in China, as part of the Rotman School’s ExecutiveTraining Program in China.CHINA: Urban Innovation Programme Design (2007); GTZ (2PMs)Mr. Leman led Chreod’s team in analyzing and ranking China’s 661cities in terms of their potential for participation in a new 5-yearurban innovation programme being planned by Germany’s GTZ inChina.CHINA: Metropolitan Growth Management (2007); World Bank(2 PMs)Team Leader and Urban Development Specialist. Mr. Leman ledthe team conducting an assessment of urban land use and transporttrends in the Yangtze Delta Region and Shanghai as part of aSector Study by the World Bank. The assignment involvedassessing the economic growth dynamics of all cities in the YDR,detailed land use change analysis of Shanghai using satelliteimagery, advanced GIS-based spatial analysis and modeling, and acomprehensive analysis of institutional mechanisms forimplementing improved integration of land use and transportplanning.CHINA: Gansu Cultural Heritage and Infrastructure Project(2006-07); World Bank, CIDA INC (4 PMs)Team Leader and Institutional Specialist. Mr. Leman led theChreod team that conducted preparation for the Gansu ProvincialGovernment of a $40 mn Bank loan to support investments ininfrastructure and cultural heritage in 10 towns/sites across theProvince, and to support the World Bank Appraisal Mission throughthe development of a database on over 300 individual capitalinvestments in the Project, each of which were located and mappedon high-resolution satellite imagery to assist in Supervision.CHINA: Metropolitan Infrastructure Management (2006); WorldBank; 2 PMs)Team Leader and Urban Management Specialist. Mr. Leman ledthe Chreod team that conducted detailed case studies of theprocesses and institutional mechanisms applied in the planning,development, and operation of metropolitan-level infrastructure inChongqing and Tianjin. In addition to extensive fieldwork andstakeholder consultations in both urban and suburban areas,Chreod managed a national-level workshop in Beijing of central andmunicipal government officials to review case study findings and Page 4 of 11
  • 5. policy recommendations. Extensive analysis of international bestpractices was conducted, focusing on Seoul and Vancouver.CHINA: PRC Case Study for Special Evaluation Study of ADB’sUrban Sector Strategy (2005); Asian Development Bank (OED);(2 PMs)Team Leader and Urban Development Specialist. Mr. Lemanwas retained to lead a Case Study on ADB’s Urban Sectoroperations in PRC since their commencement in the late 1980s.This work included field reviews of completed and ongoing ADB-financed urban projects in Shanghai, Tianjin, Harbin, Hebei, andWuhan. Mr. Leman also conducted extensive interviews with PIUs,MOF, PRCM personnel, and headquarters staff in Manila. TheCase Study assessed the sectoral and locational scope of ADBoperations, and the extent and scope of institutional strengtheningand reform through advisory and PPTAs. Pipelines projects andTAs were also assessed. A major focus of the case study was theextent to which PRC operations reflected Country and ADBstrategies and policies (LTSF, MTSF, Sector Strategy, Water Policy,PRPA, CSPU). It also included a review of the potentialapplications of a range of financing and operational innovationsemerging from RSDD’s IEI, and how the urban sector could beincorporated into ADB/PRC discussions on a new MIC/OCR.CHINA: Hebei Provincial Development Strategy (2003-2004);Asian Development Bank, Hebei Provincial Government (5PMs)Team Leader and Urbanization Specialist. Chreod, inassociation with the Shanghai Development Research Center, wasretained by ADB (TA No. 3970-PRC) to prepare a ProvincialDevelopment Strategy for Hebei, the province surrounding Beijingand Tianjin, and which has lagged significantly in economicdevelopment behind other coastal provinces. The TA includedpreparation of nine sector studies in core themes of interest to theHebei Provincial Government, including urbanization. Each sectorstudy was prepared by a domestic specialist from Shanghai DRC,with inputs from foreign sector specialists. Mr. Leman was TeamLeader on the TA and the foreign Urbanization Specialist assistingthe domestic specialist in the urbanization sector study. Theobjective was to develop a realistic approach to promotingurbanization in selected, strategic towns across the province, and incities of varying sizes. Mr. Leman was also responsible for workingwith the domestic Co-Team Leader to prepare the overall provincialdevelopment strategy that integrates findings from the sectorstudies. This TA was selected by ADB-PRCM and MOF as one ofthe four most successful TAs by ADB since 2001.CHINA: Establishment of Pooled Financing Intermediary forLocal Government Investment in Urban Infrastructure,Shanghai (2003-September 2004)Shanghai Municipal Government (CIDA INC) (5 PMs)Team Leader and Institutional Specialist. At the request of theWorld Bank, Chreod Ltd. was retained by the Shanghai MunicipalGovernment to conduct the preparation of a Municipal DevelopmentFund for suburban towns and districts of Shanghai municipality aspart of the second tranche of the World Bank’s US$ 700 millionAdaptable Program Loan on urban environmental improvements inShanghai. The investment facility is a US$30 million fund for long-term debt financing to towns and suburban district governments in Page 5 of 11
  • 6. Shanghai municipality for investment in water supply, wastewatermanagement, and solid waste management. Mr. Leman was TeamLeader and institutional specialist on this assignment. Aside fromoverall management of the 12-person team, he was responsible formaintaining client and World Bank liaison, preparation of the riskmanagement strategy for the fund, organizational design of theinvestment vehicle, and design of the human resourcesdevelopment program for town and district governments.CHINA: Public Infrastructure Investment Policy (2000 - 2002)Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Finance (8 PMs)As Team Leader and Public Finance Specialist for ADB/MOF TA3253 – PRC: Strengthening Public Infrastructure Investment Policy,responsible for coordinating work of three foreign and six domesticteam members in a 14-month long assignment to assist the Ministryof Finance in: 1) rationalizing the allocation of responsibilities forprovision and financing of infrastructure between levels ofgovernment, and between the government and non-governmentsectors, particularly at local levels; 2) improving the investmentplanning process to better interpret signals of market demand forinfrastructure services at all scales, with a focus on municipalities;3) improving assessments of institutional and financial capacities ofproject proponents in making investment decisions; 4) rationalizingand supplementing revenue streams to finance public infrastructure(both capital investment and operations and maintenanceexpenditures) through transparent taxation and beneficiary charges;5) broadening access of governments and non-governmentproviders of infrastructure to capital markets – particularly domesticmarkets to tap into China’s high personal savings rates – throughissuance of long-term securities matching the useful life cycles ofinfrastructure; and 6) improving efficiency, accuracy andaccountability in budgeting, approval, expenditure management andpost-evaluation in the process of public investment.CHINA: Design of Pearl River Delta Management DecisionSupport SystemGuangdong Construction Commission (4 PMs)Co- Team Leader; Regional Development SpecialistThe Guangdong Provincial Government completely updated itsPearl River Delta Development Strategy in September 2004.Chreod was part of a Canadian consortium (with ESRI CanadaLtd.) retained by Guangdong to design and test a GIS-basedDecision Support System (DSS) that will enable the provincialgovernment to monitor urban growth trends, assess compliance ofmunicipal and sub-municipal development plans, and better egulateland uses that pollute coastal waters in the South China Sea. Mr.Leman was Co- Team Leader and provided technical inputs on GIS-based regional development modeling.CHINA: City-Region Development Strategies (II) (2002- June2004)World Bank (EASUR) and The Cities Alliance (5 PMs)Team Leader/Urban and Regional Planning Specialist. Chreodwas retained by the World Bank to work with the municipalgovernments of Chengdu, Lanzhou, Erdos, Zhengzhou, andXinxiang (Henan Province) to prepare long-term regionaldevelopment strategies. The focus of this assignment was toextend the planning and development efforts of core cities tooutlying satellite cities and towns within metropolitan functional Page 6 of 11
  • 7. regions to improve their integration into regional economies. Mr.Leman managed a team of 8 international and 5 domesticconsultants, for a total of 37 person-months of work. He wasresponsible for maintaining liaison with all five municipalgovernments and with NDRC, Ministry of Construction, and Ministryof Finance, and for managing an extensive stakeholder consultationprocess in each city. His technical inputs focused on identificationof metropolitan functional regions and identification of internationalbest practice in metropolitan/regional development planning andmanagement.CHINA: Shanghai Urban Environment Adaptable Program Loan(2001-2002);World Bank (EASUR); (2 PMs)Team LeaderThis assignment was conducted as part of preparation of theShanghai APL, and consisted of: 1) reviewing metropolitandevelopment trends over the last decade, including in suburbanportions of the municipality; 2) identifying with municipal andsuburban district governments specific environmental infrastructureinvestments that could be included in the APL based on demandscaused by continued metropolitan development to 2010; 3)identifying policy reforms in regional environmental managementand regional service delivery to be included as IST or triggers in theAPL; and 4) preliminary design of a revolving District FinancingVehicle (modeled on MDFs) to support investment in environmentalinfrastructure by suburban district governments in Shanghai. Mr.Leman led the 4-person team for this assignment, and assisted theShanghai Development Planning Commission in preparing for Pre-Appraisal by the Bank.CHINA: City Development Strategies for Changsha andGuiyang (2000 - 2001)World Bank and The Cities Alliance (3 PMs)Institutional Analyst and Urban Planner on assignment to assistmunicipal governments in Changsha (Hunan Province) and Guiyang(Guizhou Province) prepare medium and long-term developmentstrategies for their metropolitan regions. These strategiesaddressed two themes: 1) linking of infrastructure provision toeconomic development initiatives; and 2) identifying and designingorganizational and financing mechanisms through which delivery ofurban services can be sustained. Mr. Leman was responsible foranalysis of regional and metropolitan development trends in bothcities, and preparation of regional development strategies thatincorporated the integration of selected, strategic towns. His workalso included analysis of municipal service delivery agencies,including new “infrastructure investment and developmentcorporations” and their financial and operational relationships withmunicipal water and drainage companies.CHINA: Metropolitan Development Trends in Shanghai (2002-2003)World Bank and Shanghai Planning Commission (2.5 PMs)Team Leader/Urban Development Specialist. Chreod wasretained by the World Bank to assist the Shanghai PlanningCommission in identifying medium and long-term suburbanizationtrends in metropolitan Shanghai, and assessing their environmentaland social implications. The purpose of this assignment was toinform the preparation of the second and third phases of a proposed Page 7 of 11
  • 8. 7-year Adaptable Program Loan from the World Bank to Shanghaion urban environment. Chreod: 1) assessed the extent, speed andspatial distribution of suburbanization in Shanghai over the past tenyears; 2) assessed the impacts of suburbanization on the availabilityand quality of water resources; 3) assessed the social impacts ofsuburbanization on agricultural-registered households, migrants,and the poor in suburban towns and villages; and 4) organized andconvened an international workshop on managing suburban growth.Mr. Leman managed a 6-person team providing 12 person-monthsof consulting input. His technical focus was on identification ofmetropolitan growth trends and definition of international bestpractices in growth management (including Tokyo, Seoul,Hongkong, Greater Toronto Area, New York, Paris, and theRandstad).CHINA: Pearl River Delta Urban and Regional DevelopmentTrends Study (2001-2003); Guangdong Provincial Government;World Bank(8 PMs)Team Leader and Regional Development Specialist. Study waspart of the preparation for the proposed World Bank Pearl RiverDelta Urban Environmental Management Project. The 16-monthassignment consisted of analyzing urban, economic andenvironmental trends in 25 cities in the PRD, projecting regionaldevelopment trends to 2010 and 2020, and, based on these trends,recommending specific cities, policy reforms, and sectoralinvestments for a possible long-term, Bank-financed program loan.Mr. Leman’s work focused on the identification of MetropolitanRegions, functional sub-regions, and projections of urban/regionalstructural shifts that are likely to affect demand for public services inthe Delta. This work included extensive research by Mr. Leman onurban/regional management mechanisms in Hongkong, Tokyo,Paris, and metropolitan New York. Mr. Leman was responsible formanaging a team of 14 international consultants, and the inputs ofdomestic consultants from the Guangdong City DevelopmentResearch Center and the Department of Anthropology andSociology at Zhongshan University (total of 48 person-months ofconsulting input).CHINA: Review of Municipal Finance (1998-2000)Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Finance (5.5 PMs)As Team Leader for ADB/MOF TA 2924-Study of Municipal PublicFinance, responsible for coordinating the three-member foreignteam (individual consultants) and a six-member domestic team ofeconomists, financial analysts and infrastructure planners. Alsoresponsible for the team’s liaison with the Ministry of Finance, ADB,and the municipal governments of Wuxi (Jiangsu), Hefei (Anhui),and Deyang (Sichuan) where field work was conducted during theTA.CHINA: Greater Bohai Urban Water Demand Study (1999-2000);World Bank (EASRD), Ministry of Water Resources (2 PMs)Regional Development Specialist. Chreod was commissioned toassist in the preparation of China’s National Water ResourcesStrategy to the Year 2020 by assessing likely urban water demandbased on urban and regional development trends. Building on itsYangtze Basin research, Chreod assessed urban trends in over 200cities in the Huang, Huai, and Hai River basins in the Greater BohaiEconomic Region and project domestic and industrial water demand Page 8 of 11
  • 9. to 2020. Mr. Leman developed the methodology for the regionaltrends analysis, and directed the work of the regional analysis team.CHINA: Yangtze Basin Urban Infrastructure InvestmentProgram (1997-2000); State Development PlanningCommission; World Bank (EASUR); (8 PMs)Team Leader/Urban and Regional Planning Specialist onassignment to coordinate technical preparation of a possible ten-year investment program of the World Bank and China in urbaninfrastructure projects in cities along the Yangtze Basin. Mr. Lemanwas responsible for: 1) reviewing regional and urban economic anddemographic trends in 910 counties and cities in the Basin, andprojecting growth to 2005 and 2010; 2) projecting demand for urbanservices in 235 cities; 3) ranking these cities in terms of growthprospects and environmental infrastructure demands, andrecommending 20 cities for inclusion in the investment program; 4)analysing municipal fiscal capacities in these cities, including on andoff-budget revenues and expenditures, sustainability of revenues,and the structure of historical, existing and planned inter-governmental fiscal transfers; and 5) assembling a core program ofinvestments for review by the World Bank and central governmentagencies. Mr. Leman’s technical inputs focused on regionaldevelopment and urban growth analysis. He was responsible formanaging a team of 11 international consultants (24 person-months) and coordinating liaison with counterparts in the centraland provincial governments.CHINA: Advisory Services on Structuring Water Supply BOTs(1996)Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Water Resources (2 PMs)The Asian Development Bank and Chinas Ministry of WaterResources began in 1996 to explore the potentials of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) as a way of addressing some of the major urbanwater supply problems in the country. Mr. Leman was retained byADB/MWR as a BOT Expert to research major financial andinstitutional issues surrounding BOTs in this sector, to identify anddefine the key risks in BOTs in the current regulatory and fiscalcontext in China, to identify investment criteria of project financiersand water supply operators active in China, and to prepare a riskmanagement framework for BOT in the water supply sector in Chinathat could facilitate project financing by foreign lenders. His workincluded extensive consultations with MWR, Ministry ofConstruction, State Development Planning Commission, and theState Commission for Reform of the Economic System. Mr. Lemanpresented a key paper at ADB’s International Seminar on BOT inthe Water Supply Sector in Beijing in 1996 which was subsequentlypublished as “Key Features of Successful BOT: Structuring andManaging Risk” in ADB’s book BOT in the Water Supply Sector inthe People’s Republic of China.Urban/Peri Urban Component of Southwest China PovertyReduction Project (1994)World Bank, State Council Leading Group on PovertyReduction (2 PMs)As Urban Development Advisor: 1) assessed the capacities ofcities and towns in Guangxi Province to accommodate rural-urbaninflows from poverty counties in SW China; 2) recommendedmeasures to improve these capacities in terms of provision ofhousing and basic social services to migrants from poverty counties; Page 9 of 11
  • 10. 3) reviewed the technical feasibility of including up to $25 million for urban infrastructure projects that could support the balanced growth of rapidly-expanding urban centres in Guangxi; 4) conducted technical reviews of the urban development/infrastructure projects being proposed for the IBRD loan component; 5) assessed the technical and institutional capacities of proponents to implement the proposed projects; 6) assessed human resources development implications of the proposed projects, particularly employment opportunities for rural migrants; 7) identified significant technical and financial risks with the proposed projects; and 8) recommended improvements to the projects prior to appraisal.Liaison with Governments Since 1988, Mr. Leman has directly managed 80 consulting projects in Asia conducted by Chreod for ADB, World Bank, UNDP, CIDA, provincial and municipal governments, and some of the largest domestic and foreign investors in Asia. At the central government level, he has worked directly on a counterpart basis in China with: Office of the State Council Leading Group on Economics and Finance; National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Water Resources, and Ministry of Lands and Resources. At the provincial level, Mr. Leman has worked directly with Provincial Governments (Finance Bureaux, Planning Commission, Construction Commissions, Planning Bureaux) of Guangdong, Yunnan, Hebei, Gansu, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Shanghai and Tianjin in China, and the Provincial Government of East Java in Indonesia. At the municipal level, he has managed consulting assignments requiring field research in over 70 cities in China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Project teams managed by Mr. Leman have ranged in size to 30 foreign and domestic consultants in multiple field missions and home office settings.Selected Towards a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta RegionPresentations/Addresses presentation at 2009 World Bank Urban Research Symposium, July 2009, Marseilles, France What are ‘Metropolitan’ Regions, and Why Do They Matter? presentation at World Bank Staff Workshop on “Perspectives on Metropolitan Management: A Dialogue between Academics and Practitioners”, May 17, 2007, Washington DC. Managing suburban growth in Chinas metropolitan region: trends and options presentation at 2007 World Bank Urban Research Symposium, May, 2007, Washington DC. Is Shanghai’s Urban Growth Environmentally Sustainable? presentation to Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, May, 2007, Washington DC. Metropolitan Regions: New Challenges for an Urbanizing China presentation at 2005 World Bank Urban Research Symposium, April 2005, Brasilia Trends Affecting China’s Environment and Implications for Canada presentation at the Asia-Pacific Forum, organized by the Asia-Pacific Foundation,, October 2004, Vancouver Implications of the Emergence of Metropolitan Regions in China presentation at The Natural City Conference organized jointly by the University of Toronto and the World Society for Ekistics. June 2004, Toronto Beyond Expo: Shanghai’s Metropolitan Regional Challenges presentation at the International Environmental Conference on World EXPO 2010 organized by Shanghai’s Environmental Protection Bureau and the Shanghai EXPO Commission. September 2004, Shanghai Environmental Implications of China’s Urbanization presentation to China Business Summit, World Economic Forum, April 2001, Beijing Page 10 of 11
  • 11. Publications BOOKS and WORKING PAPERS: Planning for Urban and Township Settlements After the Earthquake. Knowledge Notes: Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific. World Bank (2009) Urban Trends and Policy in China (with Lamia Kamal-Chaoi and Zhang Rufei), OECD Regional Development Working Papers, 2009/1, (Paris: OECD, 2009) Strengthening Public Infrastructure Investment Policy in China (with Derek Ireland and Hew McConnell; in English), (Beijing: China Financial and Economic Publishing House, 2004) Managing Urban Change: Strategic Options for Municipal Governance and Finance in China (with Zhang Rufei; in Chinese), (Beijing: China Financial and Economic Publishing House, 2003) ARTICLES: “Metropolitan Regions: New Challenges for an urbanizing China”, Ekistics: The Problems and Science of Human Settlements, Volume 71, No. 429, November/December 2004 (Athens: Athens Center of Ekistics) "Can the Pearl River Delta Region Still Compete?", The China Business Review, May/June 2003. (Washington DC: US-China Business Council) "Can Shanghai Compete as a Global City?", The China Business Review, Sept/Oct 2002. (Washington DC: US-China Business Council) “The Yangtze Dragon?”, China Trade Report, Volume 36, June 1998 (Hongkong: Far Eastern Economic Review) “Key Features of Successful BOT: Structuring and Managing Risk”, in BOT in the Water Supply Sector in the People’s Republic of China (Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1996) Page 11 of 11

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