Nina Rappaport is an urbanist, architectural historian, and educator. As director of Vertical Urban Factory, a think tank and consultancy, she focuses on the intersection of production spaces, architecture, and the role of the factory worker. She is the author of Vertical Urban Factory (Actar, 2015; 2nd ed., 2020) and curator of the eponymous traveling exhibition (2011 – ongoing). Rappaport co-edited Design for Urban Manufacturing (Routledge, 2020) and Industrial Palimpsest: Newark, N.J. (Actar, 2012). Rappaport has been Publications Director at the Yale School of Architecture since 1998, a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Torino and Sapienza Università di Roma, and is coordinator of the history/theory program at the School of Public Architecture at Kean University.