Raison d’être: cities, people, potential.
People first. The most important thing we have – in the world, in our businesses, in our cities, in our organizations – are the people we’re surrounded with, yet we routinely struggle with unlocking the potential of human capital. If technology can change the way we connect, communicate, build, and understand, then we have the power to change the world. The advent of social enterprises is an exercise in understanding how to unlock human potential.
I want to figure out how people work and how cities work, and how we can make them better, through re-inventing the business models of architecture and design, or changing the stories we tell about how design works. I currently work at the intersections of architecture, design, city-building, technology, psychology and motivation. We’re entering a world that’s becoming predominantly metropolitan, but those metropolitan areas are mostly informal: today, cities are being built at an unprecedented rate. It’s been said that cities are the new start up; but inherent in each turn of the world, we still need to figure out ways to connect people, ideas, and resources in ways that enable projects and ideas to prosper.