Brigitte Zamzow is an urban ethnographer and writer. She was a research associate at Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar in Germany before becoming a lecturer at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and the University of Vienna. She has done extensive work on underserved neighborhoods on both sides of the Atlantic, which won her the German Sociology Award in 2018 followed by broadly-read publications. One of her latest projects is on Berlin’s Markische Viertel. She continues her work on New York City’s fair rezoning project in Gowanus. Her main interest lies in how an overall affluent community negotiates ‘housing justice’ and how this affects the neighborhood’s public housing residents’ everyday lives.