Matt Hern is a radical urbanist and deschooling advocate who lives and works in East Vancouver, where he founded the Purple Thistle Centre and Car-Free Vancouver Day. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies and lectures as Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. His books and articles have been published on all six continents and translated into ten languages, the most recent of which, Common Ground in a Liquid City (AK Press), was shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award. A former sportswriter and talk radio host, Hern continues to obsessively watch sports and participate as much as his body will allow. More information is available at www.mightymatthern.com.