Michelle Young is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where she leads the Urban Studies Studio in the New York/Paris: A Shape of Two Cities program. She holds an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia GSAPP and a B.A. from Harvard in the History of Art & Architecture.
Young is founder of Untapped Cities, a web magazine about architecture, urban discovery and exploration. She is the author of the books Broadway from Arcadia Publishing, Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide (Jonglez Publishing), 100 Ways to Make History (published by the New York Public Library) and New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants (Jonglez). She was also a contributor to Barra Megamix, published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. Her writing and photography have appeared at the Museum of the City of New York, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Business Insider and Huffington Post. Michelle Young is a frequent guest speaker on issues of architecture, preservation and urbanism, and she has appeared on National Geographic, PBS, Huffington Post Live, WNET and more.