New EdX on Entrepreneurial Land Redevelopment Approach

I recently contributed to a book on Global Experiences in Land Readjustment organized by MIT and sponsored/published by UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme). Now, the lessons from this book are being offered in a free 5 week, e-course through EdX. This course examines and presents processes of designing and implementing land readjustment in the…

Big question need thoughtful solutions

In the first half of 2018, we have been busy researching and designing solutions for more livable, prosperous and resilient communities related to: the Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s border municipalities; the role companies can play supporting collective reparation and environmental conservation in Colombia; the water and sanitation crisis in Gaza; and youth employment and agricultural…

The Stranger and the City

In February, Brian English collaborated with Ana Candida Carneiro (award-winning playwright) at Harvard University to host an interdisciplinary workshop to investigate the theme of the stranger within the urban landscape. The workshop facilitated dialogue about concepts from urban studies, geography, cognitive sciences and the theory of complex systems, to help participants explore new ways of thinking about theatrical events,…

Lessons from the base

What big business can learn from entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid. For over a decade now I have been helping companies of all sizes invest in themselves and their communities around the world. From the Congo to the Caribbean, from Brazil to Bangalore, I’ve helped Fortune 500 companies and eager start-up entrepreneurs with…

Lessons from the base

What big business can learn from entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid. For over a decade now I have been helping companies of all sizes invest in themselves and their communities around the world. From the Congo to the Caribbean, from Brazil to Bangalore, I’ve helped Fortune 500 companies and eager start-up entrepreneurs with…