Tonya Davidson is a Ph.D. Candidate in sociology at the University of Alberta. Her dissertation research is on the dynamic social lives of a series of monuments in Ottawa. She can be found at www.tonya-davidson.ca.
Ondine Park is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Alberta and is interested in urban and cultural studies and social theory. Her most recent research focuses on the idea and promise of the suburb. She can be found at www.ualberta.ca/~opark.
Rob Shields is the H.M. Tory Chair in the Departments of Sociology and Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He is co-editor of the journal Space and Culture, and his most recent works include What Is a City? Rethinking the Urban after Katrina (ed., 2008) and Building Tomorrow: Innovation in Construction (ed., 2005).