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Neal Peirce is the founder and editor-in-chief of Citiscope.
For 38 years, he wrote the United States’ first national newspaper column focused on cities and states, syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. He was a founder of National Journal magazine, wrote a series of ten books on the states and regions of the United States, and as leader of the Citistates Group co-authored newspaper reports on the issues and challenges of 25 metro regions. He was the lead author of Century of the City: No Time To Lose, based on the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2007 Global Urban Summit in Bellagio, Italy. He is a recipient of UN-Habitat’s “Scroll of Honour” for “a lifetime of journalism dedicated to reporting on cities for a better urban future.”