Pete Saunders is a writer and researcher whose work focuses on urbanism and public policy. He has been the editor and publisher of the Corner Side Yard, an urbanist blog, since 2012. A practicing urban planner, he serves as the community and economic development director for the Chicago suburb of Richton Park, Ill., and is the principal for PDS Consulting, an urban-planning consulting and research firm.
Outside of blogging, Saunders' writing has been published in traditional outlets such as Planning Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Crain's Chicago Business, the Detroit Free Press, The Guardian and Encyclopedia Britannica, and in internet outlets such as the Urbanophile, New Geography, Rust Wire, Planetizen and Huffington Post. He holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning from Indiana University and a master's from the University of Illinois at Chicago.