Glen Robbins is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal and consultant specialising in regional and local economic development with a focus on regional and city economic development strategies, infrastructure planning and financing and trade and industrial policy. Previously he headed up the Economic Development and City Enterprises functions in the eThekwini Municipality (Durban). Since 2003 he has been involved in teaching and research at the School of Development Studies (UKZN) and has contributed journal articles and book chapters on subjects ranging from municipal infrastructure investment to industrial policy and local economic development.
He has also authored and co-authored reports for the Cities Alliance, UNCTAD, ILO and other multi-lateral bodies. More recently he has served on the Statistics Council of Statistics South Africa and as a Commissioner on the KwaZulu-Natal and eThekwini Metropolitan Council Planning Commissions.