Lawrence A. Herzog (Ph.D.) is a writer, photographer and professor of city planning in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University, San Diego, California. He has written or edited 10 books on urban planning, design and global/cross-border development, including: Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro (Routledge, 2015); Return to the Center (University of Texas Press, 2006) and From Aztec to High Tech (Johns Hopkins, 1999). Herzog has been a Fulbright Scholar in Peru and the United Kingdom, an international planning consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (U.S. A.I.D.) in Peru and Bolivia, and served as Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar at universities in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, France, Spain, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. He has written over 50 essays for the popular media including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Newsday, Times of the Americas, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Free Press, Zocalo Public Square, San Diego Reader and other on-line magazines. Herzog has participated in group- and individual photographic exhibitions in Mexico and the U.S. since 2001.