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Ben Schulman is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in ARCHITECT, Belt, CityLab, ICON, Metropolis, New Geography, and Streetsblog, among others. He was the editor of Chicago Architect Magazine, and the design section of Newcity Chicago, while also co-hosting the architecture, urbanism and design podcast, "A Lot You Got to Holler."

He helped build and launch Small Change, an equity crowdfunding platform with a focus on impactful real estate projects. Previously, he was the communications director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). At present, he serves as the director of real estate for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative.

A Next City Vanguard Fellow, Ben has presented and lectured at numerous conferences and universities, founded The Newburgh Packet, an organization that seeds projects that catalog the cultural and historic heft of Newburgh, NY and its environs, and created Just Place, a platform to broadcast the stories of overlooked and misrepresented communities where American ingenuity and innovation are in revival.