Shawn Micallef thinks and writes about where and how we live. Widely credited as an authority on Canadian urbanism, Shawn is the author of four books, a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and co-owner, co-founder, and a senior editor of the award–winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto. In 2002, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that has spread to over 25 cities globally. In 2016, he hosted and co-wrote Accidental Parkland, a documentary on Toronto's ravines. He has been a Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College, the Toronto Public Library's urban-focused Writer in Residence, and a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab. He lives in Toronto but was made in Windsor.