About the Author
Richard Plunz is Professor of Architecture at Columbia University where he is Director of the Urban Design Lab at The Earth Institute and Director of the Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is the author of many books, articles and studies. -- Maria Paola Sutto is a biologist, an environmentalist and journalist based in New York City. She has researched and written extensively on new frontiers of science and on the digital revolution for the Italian media.