Bio

Scott London

I'm a California-based journalist, photographer and consultant. I've published widely in newspapers and magazines, and have written, edited, and contributed to many books and other publications.

My photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle D├ęcor, Marie Claire, Outside, Sierra and National Geographic Traveler. (More about my photography here)

My career in journalism got its start in radio. I worked as a reporter and producer at several radio stations and went on to host "Insight and Outlook," a weekly cultural affairs show, for five years. The program aired on National Public Radio stations across the United States.

Over the past decade, I've devoted much of my time to project-based work and consulting on issues involving social innovation and civic renewal. I've led several national studies and research projects aimed at understanding how social innovators achieve impact, the power of informal networks, the dynamics of collaboration, and other topics.

I'm a longtime associate of the Kettering Foundation. I've also worked with the Harwood Institute, Pew Partnership for Civic Change, the National Issues Forums, the Kellogg Forum, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Egon Zehnder, among other organizations.

I was born in Washington D.C. At the age of five, my family moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where I was raised and educated. I returned to the U.S. in my mid-20s and eventually landed in southern California, where I now live with my wife and our two daughters.