Emily Talen is a professor at ASU in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability. She has a master’s degree in city planning from Ohio State and a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is devoted to urban design, sustainable urbanism, and social equity. She has four books: New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed and City Rules. She also has several edited volumes – the most recent one is Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing 70 Years of Failed Urban Form and grew out of a symposium held at the Phoenix Urban Research Lab (PURL) in 2012. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014-15), and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Her next book, to be published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press, is called Neighborhood.