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    Blakely Global

International commercial strategic settlement services

To reach an improved outcome with an alternative dispute resolution agreement. 

STRATEGIC

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Post-Disaster Insurance and Community Service Disputes

Blakely was named by Mayor C. Ray Nagin of New Orleans in 2007 as the Mayor’s Executive Director for Recovery. His post includes coordinating all aspects of the City and Parish’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina including adjudication as final referee of billions of dollars in federal funds allocations to the region. He reported directly to the Mayor and has coordinating responsibilities for the use of all City resources to accomplish this task..

Strata Title (Condominum), Design and Architecture Disputes

  He currently serves as advisor to the OECD and mediator state governments in the United States, Australia, Sweden and Japan. He is an internationally recognized leader in urban community development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than thirty years. He serves on several corporate boards including LandVision Development Corporation a multi-million dollar real estate development firm. He is a principal with Humboldt Realty of Oakland, California. He served on the Advisory Board of Bendigo Bank and Board of Ecotuitive Corporation. He was named by President Clinton to serve as Vice Chairman of the Presidio Trust. He has been engaged in both urban dispute resolution for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, California Dept of Transportation, States of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in Australia. His work gained him the Community Development Research award in 2002 and the Eliot Richardson Ethic Award (2008) for Public Sector Integrity He serves on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Development and Transportation.

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure & Commercial Dispute Settlement 

Ed is an internationally recognized leader in urban community development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than thirty years. He serves on several corporate boards including LandVision Development Corporation a multi-million dollar real estate development firm. He is a principal with Humboldt Realty of Oakland, California. He served on the Advisory Board of Bendigo Bank and Board of Ecotuitive Corporation. He was named by President Clinton to serve as Vice Chairman of the Presidio Trust.

 

ABOUT

Good urban outcomes are not a negotiated compromise but an artistic creative collective problem-solving. This is what I do for urban and rural spaces all over the world. As a negotiator and advisor, Professor Edward Blakely has been responsible for leading teams in planning and implementing solutions for major urban areas in the United States and overseas. He has been the major economic development advisor for Sydney, and Melbourne Australia, City of Oakland as well as cities of major jurisdictions throughout the United States. He was the primary planner and resource person for two Mayors in Oakland California. He was responsible for the major downtown revitalization plan for Oakland as well as that City's earthquake and fire recovery projects. He has extensive experience in economic development and transportation and has led the arbitration efforts for the Cypress Freeway project among others.  He teaches urban and rural development, regional policy and community development.  He currently serves as advisor to the OECD and mediator state governments in the United States, Australia, Sweden and Japan. Since 1992, he has been a policy advisor to the Mayor of the City of Oakland, Parramatta and Liverpool in Australia

 
Awards and Recognition

Urban Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania for leadership in urban policy in reshaping New Orleans, 2008

 

The Eliot Richardson Award of the American Academy of Public Administration for Ethics and Service in Public Administration, 2008

 

Alumnus of the Year at the University of California at Riverside, 2007

 

Appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Presidio Trust in 1997

 

Received the Samuel Guggenheim Fellowship 1995

 

Recognised by UN Habitat for Social Justice in Disaster Recovery-New Orelans & other places 20015

 

Lincoln Land Policy Institute Senior Fellow and Harvard University Visitor for Spring 1995

 

Elected Fellow National Academy of Public Administration 2001

 

Chair for the Western Region Oxford University Rhodes Scholarship Committee 1998

 

One of 40 Achievers recognized by the University of California-Riverside on its 40th Anniversary

October 1994

 

 

Presented the Palme Academic by the Republic of France for contributions to international education

 

Winner of the Paul Davidoff Award, Best Book in Planning, 1993 Distinguished Contribution, American Planning Association, 1992

Outstanding Faculty Member, UC Berkeley graduating from UC Riverside, voted by the Faculty Alumni and Faculty, Riverside, 1992

 

University of California Co-Athlete of the Year and member of the University of California Athletic Hall of Fame (Football)

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Credentials

Phd UCLA

 

LLM Northwestern Pritzker, School of Law

Grad Cert International Law Griffith Univ

International Council Commercial Arbitrators

International Mediation Network

CERTIFIED AUSTRALIA &

INTERNATIONAL MEDIATOR

New South Wales and

International Bar Association

 

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