JOEL GARREAU, the cultural revolution correspondent of The Washington Post, is a student of global culture, values, and change whose current interests range from human networks and the transmission of ideas to the hypothesis that the '90s — like the '50s — set the stage for a social revolution to come. He is the author of the best-selling books Edge City: Life on the New Frontier and The Nine Nations of North America, and a principal of The Edge City Group, which is dedicated to the creation of more liveable and profitable urban areas worldwide. His most recent book is Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human.
At the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, where he is a senior fellow, he is leading two groups, one studying the future of universities and the other examining which global gateway city regions will be the winners and losers in the year 2020. He has been a talking head on over a thousand television and radio shows.