Brian English

Brian English

USA Associate


Brian English is a highly respected international consultant. He works at the intersections of sustainability, design and economics to create enduring development in communities.


For the past 15 years, Brian has managed inter-disciplinary teams to design and implement development projects across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. From 2009-2011, Brian was Country Director for Global Communities in India and directed a $6 million program called SCALE-UP funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce urban poverty. After Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Brian managed community revitalization programs in the Eastern Caribbean for USAID. Brian has consulted on a broad range of development projects including special economic zones, innovations clusters, city master plans, and social enterprise development.


Brian’s work has been featured in New York Times, Scientific American, Business Week, Harvard Business Review and at a TEDx on Forces of Change. Brian was an Aspen Scholar at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. In 2014, Brian was selected as a Resident Fellow by Rockefeller Foundation at their Bellagio Center in Italy. Brian is also a Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research.


Brian’s research on Market-Based Solutions to Poverty Reduction was published by Oxford University Press in India as a Pioneer for Innovation (2017). He is also a contributing author to a soon to be published book on Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment supported by MIT and UN-Habitat. His forthcoming book is called Searching for Citizenship.

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