Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, is a professor at Arizona State University in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and a senior sustainability scientist in ASU's School of Sustainability. She holds a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master's in city planning from Ohio State. Prior to ASU, she was a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana for 8 years. Talen has written extensively on the topics of urbanism, urban design, and social equity. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics, and has four sole-authored books: New Urbanism and American Planning: The Conflict of Cultures, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, and City Rules. Support for her research has come from artistic agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as science foundations, including 3 grants from the US National Science Foundation.