Michael Sorkin is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. He is principal of the Michael Sorkin Studio, a design practice that works at all scales with a special interest in the city and sustainable design. Sorkin lectures widely and is the author of several hundred articles on architectural and urban subjects. For ten years he was the architectural critic of the Village Voice. His books include Variations on a Theme Park, Exquisite Corpse, Giving Ground (edited with Joan Copjec), Wiggle, Local Code, Some Assembly Required, The Next Jerusalem, After the World Trade Center (edited with Sharon Zukin), Starting from Zero, Against the Wall, Indefensible Space and Twenty Minutes in Manhattan. Forthcoming are Eutopia, All Over the Map, and Project New Orleans. Sorkin is also President of Terreform, a non-profit engaged in urban research and advocacy and President of The Institute for Urban Design.
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