Edward Lifson blogs at www.HelloBeautifulBlog.com<br />
He has reported on architecture and cities for National Public Radio since the 1980's. He lived for many years in Paris, Florence, Berlin and England. <br />
He is a Loeb Fellow 2008 at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He is an Annenberg Fellow 2009 researching the Specialized Journalism of Architecture and Design at the University of Southern California. His home is Chicago; he believes beauty makes a better world.