Brian Rosa is Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College. An urban planner and human geographer by training, his teaching and research focus on cultural political economy, critical urban theory, the contested politics of built heritage, urban infrastructure, and visual urbanism. He has conducted research on urban transformation in Mexico, Great Britain, the United States, and Spain. He is the co-editor (with Christoph Lindner) of the forthcoming volume Deconstructing the High Line: Essays on Postindustrial Urbanism (Rutgers University Press). His Gittell Grant supported his summer research in Spain focusing on political and cultural conflicts surrounding the Great Mosque of Córdoba, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.