Who Makes the City is a roaming platform focussed on the contemporary urban condition. Each episode features international thinkers, practitioners, and activists introducing their research, followed by in-situ public conversations from practitioners in a specific city.

Edition 01

Edition 02



Samuel Stein

Samuel Stein is a policy analyst and a writer living and working in New York City. His work focuses on the politics of urban planning, with an emphasis on housing, labor, real estate, and gentrification in New York City. In 2019, Verso published his first book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. He is a member of the steering committee for the Planners Network, the organization of progressive planning.