Nancy Duxbury is a Senior Researcher and Co-coordinator of the Cities, Cultures and Architecture Research Group of the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research focuses on culture in sustainable development, and the integration of cultural considerations within sustainability planning initiatives internationally. She is chair of the Policies working group of the European COST Action on ‘Investigating Cultural Sustainability’ and an Adjunct Professor of the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada. She is internationally published, and has guest edited issues of Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, Culture and Local Governance, Society and Leisure, and the Canadian Journal of Communication. She was a co-founder of the Creative City Network of Canada.