Narratives shape civilizations.
JT Singh is regarded as the founding pioneer and preeminent expert on "City Branding." A highly specialized discipline for enabling cities to enhance their global identity through socio-spatial and economic masterplanning, and new age public diplomacy. JT's high-level advisory spans globally. Notable clients include the municipalities of: Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto, Pyongyang (North Korea), Tianjin, Jakarta, Fuzhou, Vilnius and as well as numerous companies within the smart city services cluster (transportation, construction, urban agriculture, waste management, etc). Clients also include numerous urban districts and large-scale property developers throughout the world.
JT is a multi-award winning media artist—through his globally recognizable short films that profoundly capture the socio-technical and economic nature of cities. His pioneering style of intimately capturing city life has inspired an entire generation of film makers, including Hollywood level directors whom JT often works with. Most of his viral films are key components of larger economic development projects for supercharging job creation. You can learn more about JT's media art in the public media, including the: BBC, Time, National Geographic, CNN, Washington Post, Vice, Al Jazeera, Mashable, Quartz, China Daily, The Guardian, etc. and all major Chinese language media outlets.
As a complex systems thinker and creative force, JT is frequently invited to share his views at public agenda setting gatherings worldwide, including: the World Economic Forum, New Cities Foundation, Mori Institute for Urban Development, Colombo Infrastructure Summit, TED, etc. His talks are largely focused on the power of narratives for emerging urban development paradigms of deeper prosperity-growth that are robust, shared, and enduring. For speaking inquiries, please email us. Thanks.