Brian Swett is Cities Leader for Arup in the Americas, working with mayors, city governments, developers, infrastructure owners, and other key urban stakeholders to foster sustainable, thriving, resilient cities. Prior to joining Arup, he served as Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for the City of Boston. Responsible for more than 400 employees and a $40 million annual budget, he oversaw the Inspectional Services Department, the Environment Department, and the Parks and Recreation Department. Over his tenure, he led a variety of major policy and program initiatives, including developing and passing rental inspection and building energy disclosure ordinances. He also launched Greenovate Boston, a sustainability education and outreach initiative, and Climate Ready Boston, a set of climate-preparedness initiatives focused on the built and natural environment. He was instrumental in updating the City's Climate Action Plan, which was released in January 2015. Under his leadership, Boston was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy as the #1 city in the country for energy-efficiency policies and programs in 2013 and 2015.