Dr. Robert C. Gilman, Ph.D. is a sustainability pioneer and cultural midwife. He is the President of Context Institute and the Founding Editor of IN CONTEXT, A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture.

Trained as an astrophysicist, Robert decided in the mid-70s that “the stars could wait, but the planet couldn’t.” He turned his attention to the study of global sustainability, futures research, and strategies for positive cultural change.

He was instrumental in the founding of the Global Ecovillage Network in the early 1990s and lived for three years in Winslow CoHousing, one of the first cohousing projects in the US based on this Danish model for community living.

He is the co-author of the Household EcoTeam Workbook and Program, which became a national program in the Netherlands. He served as City Councilman in Langley, Washington, and worked with the American Institute of Architects on issues regarding sustainability and the built environment.

Dr. Gilman is currently immersed in applying the breadth of his knowledge to creating a training program (Bright Future Now) and core curriculum (Foundation Stones) for 21st Century change agents.