Tom Vanderbilt

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About the Author

TOM VANDERBILT has written for many publications, including The New York Times MagazineThe Wall Street Journal MagazinePopular ScienceThe Financial TimesSmithsonian and The London Review of Books, among many others. He is a contributing editor of Wired UKOutside, andArtforum. He is author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) andSurvival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America. He has appeared on a wide range of television and radio programs, from the Today show to the BBC’s World Service to NPR’s Fresh Air. He has been a visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation, a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space, and a winner of the Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, among other honors. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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