David Stradling has taught urban and environmental history at the University of Cincinnati since 2000. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, after having earned a BA and MAT from Colgate University. His most recent book was coauthored with his brother, Richard Stradling. Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland narrates the environmental crisis together with the urban crisis, allowing for a fuller accounting of both. He has also published two books on New York: The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State and Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills. His career began with a study of early efforts to control air pollution and resulted in Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers and Air Quality in America, 1881–1951. He serves as coeditor of the Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy series at Temple University Press.