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Neil Brenner

Boston, Massachusetts

 

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