Richard Sennett, a professor at the London School of Economics, is one of the world's most important researchers working to understand how cities function today. Sennett's professional project is powered by two directions. Sennett the writer is exploring the city. His books are texts at the intersection of academy and literature, it's both research and intellectual non-fiction.
Sennett the practitioner is a consultant involved in real city projects. He has been working with the UN for over 30 years. Sennett is the author of the mission, the Habitat III policy manifest, a conference that sets the UN priorities for urban development every 20 years.