Elizabeth Greenspan writes about cities, politics, and design. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Architect, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Places Journal, among others. She is the author of Battle for Ground Zero (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), about the politics of commerce and commemoration at the World Trade Center site. She speaks regularly about cities to a range of audiences and holds a PhD in anthropology and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia, where she teaches urban studies and creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania.