Eric Klinenberg

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Eric Klinenberg is a professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He's also editor of the journal “Public Culture” and research director for the federal government's Rebuild by Design Competition. Klinenberg is the author of three acclaimed books: “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago;” “Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media;” and, “Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.” In addition to his books and scholarly articles, Klinenberg appears often on public radio and television, and he has contributed to popular publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Fortune, Rolling Stone, The London Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique and the radio program “This American Life.” His recent New Yorker article, "Adaptation: Can Cities Be Climate-Proofed," has generated widespread debate about how cities can address the threats related to climate change.
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