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For the past decade I’ve been a writer and editor specializing in architecture and urban issues. I recently edited two series, City Makers: Global Shifts and City Makers: Global Stories, for The Atlantic‘s CityLab, and I write a column on architecture for the Washington City Paper. I’m also a contributing editor at Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

From 2006 to 2011, I was senior and then executive editor of Architect, where I wrote about everything from the Myers-Briggs scores of architects to the Kinks and historic preservation, and got to edit articles by stellar journalists. Architect was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2011.

Before that, I was an associate editor at Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I have a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Bristol in England and an M.A. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and now live in Silver Spring, Md.

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