Elizabeth MacDonald is associate professor of urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a registered architect and partner in the firm Cityworks.
Dennis Shirley was a teacher at the Ecole d'HumanitÃ© and is currently Assistant Professor of Education at Rice University.
Kirsten Olson is Chief Listening Officer at Old Sow Coaching and Consulting, where she works with education and learning-sector leaders nationally and internationally. nbsp;She received a masters and doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is also the author nbsp;Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up To Old School Culture (Teachers College Press, 2009) and Schools as Colonizers (Verlag, 2008). nbsp; Kirsten is a founding board member of the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA), a national not-for-profit organized to create greater educational equity, social justice, and to foster passionate learning.nbsp;