Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks including poverty/development and the environmental crisis.

He works at both the theoretical level, building models and mapping tools like Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps (used by US DOD) and at the completely practical level, where he is best known as the designer of the hexayurt, an award-winning replacement for the disaster relief tent which provides shelter at 20% the cost of a tent.

For his book project, The Future We Deserve, Vinay pulled together a group of 100 authors to write about the future, with an open brief, resulting in an amazingly diverse and challenging book. They used a very streamlined production process which is suitable for future works, too.

Vinay helped start the US National Defense University STAR-TIDES program on humanitarian assistance, consulted on urban resilience for Arup, and am an associate fellow of the UCL Institute for Security and Resilience Studies.