The Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, (UMSL), Todd Swanstrom specializes in urban politics and public policy. Todd has an MA from Washington University (1971) and a PhD from Princeton (1981). His co-authored Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century (3rd ed., University Press of Kansas, 2014) won the 2002 Michael Harrington Award from the New Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. Todd’s current research focuses on neighborhood change in older industrial cities.