Writing, teaching, and speaking engagements are an important part of our work. We publish on topics related to design, organizational culture, workplace, innovation, and urban infrastructure. We also present at conferences and moderate discussion panels.



Co-Build Kathmandu: An NYC engineer assesses homes, builds friendships

Structural engineer Justin Den Herder was the first volunteer in our Co-Build Kathmandu initiative.


Why author John Vaillant is speaking at our Wood at Work conference

How Pilot Projects' Sarah Jane Wilson connected with the award-winning author over trees, culture, and Vancouver's hippie era.


Year three with NYU’s young female engineers at the Brooklyn Bridge Workshop

A perfect NYC Friday afternoon for aspiring engineers: A picnic, a little math, and some hands-on experimental construction.

Past Speaking Engagements:


“Forests As Capital” Annual Conference of the International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale Chapter

Pilot Projects and its partners in the Brooklyn Bridge Forest were finalists in the Innovation Prize for outstanding ideas and concepts in financing tropical forest conservation. The Brooklyn Bridge Forest team presented the project before a panel of judges and conference attendees. 



2013 MAS Summit for New York City

New York City needs leaders that will cultivate opportunity and nurture innovation in all spheres. This year’s Summit themes were Innovation and Leadership, driving a discussion of building a globally competitive city that is socially, economically and environmentally resilient. Scott Francisco presented Brooklyn Bridge Forest and 100 Fountains.  See a video of the presentation.


IAM Inhabit

A gathering of creatives from a variety of disciplines to share ideas and issues related to their artistic and spiritual practices.

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