James Ehrlich


Smart Cities, Disaster Resilience, Food, Water, Shelter

James Ehrlich has recently been appointed a faculty position at Singularity University, and is the Founder of ReGen Villages, a Stanford University spin-off company creating the “Tesla of Ecovillages.”

As a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, primarily in the video game and entertainment technology area, James designed worlds that made sense. James became a Senior Technologist at Stanford University in 2012 and the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Center for Design Research in 2016. He is also a Senior Fellow at Opus Novum at NASA Ames, and in 2016 was appointed to a White House / U.S. State Department Joint Task Force on the Nexus of Food, Water, Energy and Waste.

James spent 14-years filming case study research on organic and bio-dynamic family farms and produced an award winning national PBS TV series, as well as co-authored a best selling companion book on Hachette (Organic Living THG, 2007).


  • Smart Cities
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Water
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Environment