David Driskell was the executive director of Community Planning and Sustainability at the City of Boulder and the UNESCO Chair for “Growing Up in Cities." He is the author of Creating Better Cities with Children and Youth (UNESCO/Earthscan, 2002) and numerous articles; teaches courses on community-based planning and action research; and has directed child and youth action research initiatives in Bangalore, New York, and Nairobi. In Nairobi, he is research advisor for the Growing Up in Nairobi project, a joint initiative of Cornell University, UN-HABITAT, UNESCO and several Nairobi youth organizations. His professional and scholarly work has received awards from the American Planning Association, the Environmental Design Research Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.