New Book: “India as a Pioneer of Innovation” addresses Market-Based Solutions for Poverty Reduction

Now available on Amazon: http://a.co/h1khj4i Market-Based Solutions for Poverty Reduction in India  By Brian English The rapid increase in slum populations in India, now at 93 million, has far outpaced the impact of interventions to date. Market-based solutions have started gaining the attention of governments, international aid groups, NGOs and entrepreneurs as they look for…

International group, Deere Foundation helping Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood

By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com Originally posted here. MOLINE — A new project initiated by the John Deere Foundation will place a sole focus on the needs, desires and success of Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood. The foundation has made a grant to the international nonprofit organization Global Communities which, for three years, will work in partnership with the residents, businesses…

Massive Open On-Line Cities

By Brian English, Director of Program Innovation, Global Communities This blog is part of a series I convened and edited for Global Communities called Accelerating Innovation in the Internet of Cities which discusses how cities can learn, adopt and transfer innovations between each other in order to solve local issues of global significance. As an urban planner working in…