Joseph Heathcott (Moderator) is a writer, educator, and curator living in New York. He is an associate professor at The New School where he teaches in Eugene Lang College and Parsons The New School for Design. He currently serves as chair of the department of urban studies and co-chair of the committee on university-wide urban programs. Heathcott has lectured, consulted, and published widely in the fields of architectural history, comparative urbanism, and the design and planning of cities in a post-industrial age. He has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, the Brown Center for Public Humanities, and the Erasmus Institute, and frequently gives time for design studio reviews, community projects, and service to non-profit organizations.

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