Yue Zhang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Her principal research interest is comparative urban politics, urban governance, and urbanization in developing countries. She is the author of The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation: Beijing, Chicago, and Paris.
Alicia Ziccardi has a PhD in Economics (National Autonomous University of Mexico- UNAM), and is a researcher at the Institute for Social Research- UNAM, member of the National System of Researchers and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She is currently the Director of the University City Studies Programme – UNAM, and author and coordinator of several books and journal articles on urban poverty, social exclusion, urban policy, citizen participation, governability and local governments.