Neil Chambers is an award-winning green designer and founder of Chambers Design, Inc and Green Ground Zero. He was named one of Tonic.com 50 Most Beautiful People Saving the World. In July 2011, his first book came out entitled Urban Green: Architecture for the Future, published by Palgrave|MacMillian, which reached #1 on the Amazon Kindle eBooks list for Land-Use and Urban Planning books. Passionate about cities, buildings, healthcare, habitat, infrastructure, biodiversity and ecosystems, his professional work drives to interconnect these areas into what he calls ecomimicry. He is a National fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and has taught at New York University as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology. During his national book tour, he visited more than 20 universities throughout the southeast, west coast and northeast of the United States. He has been featured in Architectural Record, Guernica Magazine, Eco_Design Magazine, Civil Engineering, Vogue Italia, BBC News, Fox News, Grist.org, the Economist and other media outlets. When not designing green hospitals, restoring habitat, writing for treehugger.com or lecturing about the future of sustainability, Neil loves to run, swim, bike and hang out with his wife Lucy and son Thunder.