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Daniel Lerch is Publications Director of Post Carbon Institute, serving as lead editor and manager of the Institute’s books and reports on energy resource constraints and community resilience. He is the author of Post Carbon Cities (2007)—the first major local government guidebook on the end of cheap oil—and was the founding chair of the Sustainable Communities Division of the American Planning Association and a founding co-director of The City Repair Project. Daniel has delivered over 100 presentations to professional, government, and public audiences across the United States and abroad, and has been interviewed for numerous media outlets including The New York Times and Business Week. He has a Master of Urban Studies from Portland State University in Oregon, and has worked with urban planning and sustainability issues for nearly twenty years in the public, private and non-profit sectors.