Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York.
Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and senior research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.
Simon Sadler is a columnist for Places. He teaches the history and theory of architecture, design, and urbanism across several programs at the University of California, Davis, where he is a professor in the Department of Design.