Robert Neuwirth is the author of Shadow
Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World. He
has received a research and writing grant from the John D. & Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, appears nationally and internationally as a speaker and
on radio, and has written for the
New York Times, the Washington Post, Dwell, Fortune, The Nation, and Wired, among many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.