David Grahame Shane trained at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in the 1960ís during the Archigram years. He completed an M.Arch in Urban Design and a Phd in Architectural and Urban History at Cornell with Colin Rowe. He taught at the A.A. School under Alvin Boyarsky before joining Columbia University in 1985 (and the Urban Design Program in 1991). He now also lectures at Cooper Union and City College in New York. Over the past 20 years he has taught Urban Design master-classes and lectured internationally, as well as being published widely.