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Chris Fair

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President of Resonance, Chris leads a team of leading global advisors on placemaking, branding and marketing for destinations, cities, districts, and developments around the world. 

Chris holds a Masters degree in Studies of the Future and specializes
in trend analysis, visioning, strategic planning and marketing for destinations, cities, and communities. 

In 2016, he designed the World’s Best Cities rankings to define and benchmark the performance of more than 400 cities around the world, and he is a frequent speaker and commentator on global tourism, real estate, and urban development trends.

Chris is a past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Travel Experience & Trends Council, a member of the Project for Public Spaces Leadership Council, and an instructor in Placemaking at New York University. 

He has been featured in outlets like Fast Company magazine and is a frequent commentator for leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Globe & Mail, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, and China Daily.

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