Michael D. D. White is a lawyer, urban planner, writer and activist. He worked in public finance and development for more than a quarter century for the New York State public finance agencies. He is a co-founder of Citizens Defending Libraries and writes Noticing New York about development in New York City and associated politics and National Notice about national economics and policy. He is on the local station board of WBAI, Pacifica’s New York public radios station.