Tom Campanella is professor of city planning at Cornell University and historian-in-residence of the New York City Parks Department. He is a recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Rome Prize Fellowships, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and MIT. His books include Brooklyn: The Once and Future City (2019), a finalist for the 2020 Brendan Gill Prize; The Concrete Dragon: China's Urban Revolution and What It Means for the World (2008); and Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm (2003), winner of the Spiro Kostof Award and a Boston Globe "top ten non-fiction book" of the year. Campanella has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Wired, and New York Magazine. His principle current project is Designing the American Century: The Public Works Legacy of Clarke and Rapuano.
Portrait by Claudia Glasser