Zachary Neal is assistant professor of Psychology and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University. He serves as editor of theJournal of Urban Affairs and the Metropolis and Modern Life book series, as well as serving on the editorial boards of City & Community and Global Networks. His research focuses on using networks to explore urban phenomena at various scales, ranging from the formation of local communities to the evolution of international financial flows. He is the author of more than 30 articles and 3 books: Common Ground: Readings and Reflections on Public Space? (Routledge, 2009), The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis (Routledge, 2013), and the Handbook of Applied System Science (Routledge, 2015).