David J. Thompson has worked for the national cooperatives organizations of the United States, Britain and Japan and the United Nations. He has co-developed non-profit and cooperative housing that is home to 10,000 people (www.npllc.org). David is President of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (www.community.coop). He was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2010. David has authored a number of books and over 400 articles about cooperatives and affordable housing. He was born near Rochdale in Blackpool, England.