Indy Johar

Co-founder Project 00, Senior Innovation Associate Young Foundation, Demos Associate, Fellow Respublica


Future of the City 


A City Fit for the Future

The Future City debate has been the driven largely by generations of technocrats, often from within technology companies and iconic architects; one half obsessed by the power of technology and the other by the literal vision of the future.

But history actually teaches us something more; a meaningful city for…


We have a last mile crisis and need a first mile solution..


During the last year I have had the privilege to travel far and wide — talking to some of the great change makers from across the world. I have met well educated and articulate people seeking to reinvent the social economy through new platforms for giving, sharing…

Why is it called the Social Economy……


From the Welfare Society to the Social Economy — a macro view.. [draft for discussion]


We are in the midst of a relatively silent transition experiment — a transition from the 20th century model of the Social Welfare state to a 21st century model of the Social Economy — powered by a new investment class, new legal…


Death of the Private

Systemically going beyond the “public private divide”

A few reflections and provocations from an interesting few days in Zurich discussing financing for public good!

What if:

1. The state does not automatically represent public interest — in fact it increasingly represents the interest of the electing…

Publications edited by Indy Johar

Thoughts, observations, insights and inspiration from the founding team working to build an Impact Hub in the city. Running our first @Kickstarter campaign: bit.ly/epicbrum

Observations & questions emerging from The Civic Systems Lab & its growing community. Seeding an open knowledge base for new local civic infrastructures by @TessyBritton 

Building the Infrastructure for the impact Economy


Humanity V The Corporate Automaton

Is our humanity increasingly compatible with 21st century corporatism as it stands?


Humanity V The Automaton Corporate

Is our humanity increasingly incompatible with 21st century corporatism as it stands?

We have over the last 300+ years as a society evolved, designed & focused our…


Our Small World Future


TIME TO GO BEYOND THE CLIMATE CHANGE & SOCIAL INNOVATION DEBATE

We have lived in an age where our hands and ability to interact at a global level has been greater than our ability to sense and see the impact of the devastation we are causing.. that time has come to an end as in an increasingly Smaller World our destruction feedbacks reaches our own…


The need for a new type of Venturing

Open Venturing


We are in a new reality, and need a new type of venturing….

How we build start-ups, scale inventions and innovation is rapidly changing and we need to adapt our modes of venturing and acceleration to a new reality.

Our new socio-economic reality is asking for a new type of…


Housing The Future:

Shifting towards an outcome-driven tomorrow.

Housing associations & the wider the social sector stand at a crossroads to their future. Their collective ideology — or certainly their culture — has over time shifted perhaps unconsciously and incrementally towards some kind of institutional corporatism, with in many senses their origins in associative…


Future of the City 


A City Fit for the Future

The Future City debate has been the driven largely by generations of technocrats, often from within technology companies and iconic architects; one half obsessed by the power of technology and the other by the literal vision of the future.

But history actually teaches us something more; a meaningful city for…


Impact Investor — Morality Tsar

Private Moral Monopolies & Investment


Does impact investing through Social Impact Metrics induces a “soft power” monopoly of morality; which is potentially significantly far more undermining of democracy than the tyranny of simplistic capital markets?


beyond “not for profiteering..”

a case of the open venture..


During my journey with The-Hub.net I have increasingly found myself in the nexus between the false morality of the “Not For Profit” world and the auto malignment of the “For Profit” world. A nexus that has over the course of the last 10 or so years produced a whole world of Social Enterprise — with numerous…