Does urban innovation get its start from governmental institutions and mandates, or through social movements and mass advocacy? Whereas city hall may plan for the greatest number of possible futures, local community structures are often the backbone of a household’s decision-making. The road to innovation is paved in action, and neither city hall nor the communities it serves can afford to sit back and wait. Fletcher research has focused on this question through our Financial Inclusion research group within the Institute for Business in the Global Context.
- Our report on the Inclusive City: Triumph, Reflection, Innovation
- Interviews on Inclusive Growth in Cities with Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti, Weiping Wu, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, a Senior Research in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersand in Johannesburg
- An article by MIB Dean Bhaskar Chakravorti and Fletcher alumnus Gaurav Tiwari on tomorrow’s city, built on ideas from today’s slums
As part of our “10 Questions” Series, we delve into hard questions of international business not easily answered by a single book, class, discipline, or school of thought. They herald a future where the world and the world of business are ever more interconnected, where decisions can’t be made in a bubble, where real expertise demands deep ‘contextual intelligence.’ This series reflects that contextual intelligence we cultivate in our students in the MIB program.