Miodrag Mitrasinovic is an architect, urbanist and author living in Brooklyn, New York. Miodrag is an associate professor of Urbanism and Architecture at Parsons The New School for Design. He is the author of Total Landscape, Theme Parks, Public Space (Ashgate 2006), and co-editor of Travel, Space, Architecture (Ashgate 2009). Both books received Graham Foundation Grants in 2004 and 2005 respectively. His professional and scholarly work has been published internationally. Miodrag is a member of the international editorial board of Design and Culture (Berg), and has also served in a variety of scholarly, professional and editorial roles. He holds Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Florida at Gainesville [1998], M.Arch from The Berlage Institute, the Netherlands [1994], and Ing. Arch. Diploma from the University of Belgrade, Serbia [1992]. Before joining The New School in 2005, he held teaching and research appointments at the University of Texas at Austin [1998-2005, with tenure], at the University of Florida at Gainesville [1995-96 and 1997-98], and at Kyoto University in Japan [1996-97]. At The New School, Miodrag previously served as Chair of Urban and Transdisciplinary Design (2007-09), and as Dean of the School of Design Strategies and Associate Dean of Parsons The New School for Design (2009-12). His research has focused on both generative capacity and infrastructural dimensions of public space and urban commons, specifically at the intersections of public policy, urban and public design, and processes of privatization of public resources.