The skyline of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Sadhu Johnston

Sadhu Johnston focuses on how cities work, how they can be improved, and how they are evolving. He was the City Manager of Vancouver, BC from March 2016 until January 2021 where he spearheaded initiatives to address housing, homelessness, and climate change issues. He was the Chief Environmental Officer of Chicago from 2005 to 2009, leading the development of the first climate action plan in a major North American city. He is co-author of “The Guide to Greening Cities” (Island Press, 2013) and is a co-founder of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.