Biography

Alex Steffen is “one of the world’s leading voices on sustainability and the future of the planet” (Vancouver Sun). He is currently writing a book on how businesses can thrive in the coming future of unprecedented urban change. From 2013-2014, Steffen was Planetary Futurist in Residence at the design and innovation firm IDEO. His acclaimed 2012 book Carbon Zero: Imagining cities that can save the planet is an exploration of the kinds of design, technological, and policy innovations that can transform our cities into low-carbon engines of prosperity. From 2003-2010, he ran the pioneering sustainability and social innovation project Worldchanging.com, and edited the two best-selling Worldchanging books. Before that, Steffen was an award-winning journalist in print and radio, covering planetary change on four continents.

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