Ben Schulman’s work is centered around space and place.
His writings have 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 co-hosting that publication’s architecture, urbanism and design podcast, "A Lot You Got to Holler."
He was the communications director of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), before helping build and launch Small Change, an equity crowdfunding platform with a focus on impactful real estate projects. At present, he serves as the director of real estate for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).
A Next City Vanguard Fellow, Ben has presented and lectured at numerous conferences and universities. In addition to his community development work with MMDC, he hosts the podcast, “Drowned in History,” finding hidden histories embedded in the landscape of Memphis, TN; the radio show, “The Other Side,” on freeform station, WYXR Memphis; and helps head Just Place, a platform that makes meaning of place through photography and poetry.