Matt Hern

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Matt lives and works in East Vancouver with his partner and daughters where he founded the Purple Thistle Centre and Car-Free Vancouver Day. His writing has been published on all six continents, translated into ten languages and he continues to lecture widely. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies and teaches at SFU and UBC. His books include Watch Yourself: Why Safer Isn’t Always Better (2007), Everywhere, All the Time (2008) and Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future (2010).  See for more.