Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space; Author, "Traffic"
Tom Vanderbilt writes on design, technology, science and culture, among other subjects, for many publications including <em>Wired</em>, Slate, The <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Rolling Stone</em>, The <em>New York Times Magazine</em>, <em>Metropolis</em>, and <em>Popular Science</em>. He is a contributing editor to <em>Artforum</em>, <em>I.D.</em> and <em>Print</em>, and contributing writer of the popular blog Design Observer.<br />
His most recent book is the <em>New York Times</em>' bestseller <em>Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)</em>. He is also the author of two previous books - <em>Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America</em>, an offbeat architectural travelogue of the nation's secret Cold War past; and <em>The Sneaker Book</em>, a cultural history of the athletic shoe.