Todd Swanstrom is the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His co-authored book, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century (3rd ed. 2014) won the Michael Harrington Award from the New Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Clarence N. Stone is Research Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at George Washington University. His research interests have long centered on city politics. Most recently he has co-authored a book on urban neighborhoods, forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press.
Pawel Swianiewicz is Professor of Economics at University of Warsaw and Head of the Department of Local Development and Policy at the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. He is an adviser on local government issues to the President of Poland since 2010. From 2005 to 2010 he was President of the European Urban Research Association.