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Allison Arieff

Columnist; Editorial Director

New York Times; SPUR

Allison Arieff is Editorial Director of SPUR, the Bay Area-based urban planning and policy think tank.

She has been a contributing columnist for the New York Times for over a decade and writes about urbanism, design and technology for numerous other publications including City Lab, Wired and the MIT Technology Review. She is on the faculty of UC Berkeley’s Masters of Real Estate Development + Design program. She was previously Senior Content Lead at IDEO, and prior to that was Editor-in-Chief of Dwell(and was the magazine’s founding senior editor). Dwell won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2005 under her tenure.