Phil Wood inspires cities and is inspired by them. He is:
- an urban therapist who works with towns and cities around the world to help them face the challenges of change;
- a public speaker and motivator;
- a researcher and analyst;
- a writer of The Intercultural City and others;
- a connecter and networker of disparate people, issues and cities;
- a deviser of toolkits and strategies that work for cities;
- a provocateur and catalyst.