Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory and director of the Urban Theory Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).
WHY WE LOVE NEIL:
- Neil has made enormous contributions to the field of critical urban theory, including his book New State Spaces, which uses theory, historical analysis, and cross-national case studies to provide an innovative analysis of new formations of state power that are currently emerging in cities
- As director of the Urban Theory Lab at the Harvard GSD, he engages the ever-present issues presented by urbanization and 21st century capitalism
- Neil studies urbanization by exploring some of the world’s remote places, like the Arctics, the Amazon, and the Gobi steppe