Ed Blakely is at Lincoln House as a visiting fellow, here through the end of February editing the forthcoming book tentatively titled Climate Change Challenges to Urban Metropolitan Planning in Australia and the US. Blakely, most recently known as the recovery director for post-Katrina New Orleans, is a professor of urban policy at the University of Sydney and has authored many books and articles on sustainability, urban renewal, and local economic development, including one published by the Lincoln Institute in 1997, with Mary Gail Snyder, Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States. He earned his B.A., from the University of California at Riverside, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He recently spoke on adaptation and recovery in Queensland, as Australia faces down climate change-related fires and flooding.