Paul L. Niebanck is professor of Environmental Planning at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A close observer of urban and social issues since the early 1960s, Niebanck was among the first to assess the impact of rent control in New York City, and since that time he has been involved in the so-called second generation of rent control on repeated occasions, as a consultant and as an advocate.
John I. Gilderbloom is assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Houston, University Park. He has acted frequently as a consultant on rent control and is the editor of Rent Control: A Source Book.
James W. Hughes is professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development in the School of Urban and Regional Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is a co-author, with George Sternlieb, of The Future of Rental Housing and America's Housing: Prospects and Problems.
W. Dennis Keating is associate professor of Urban Studies in the College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Keating has studied the New York rent stabilization system and the administration of rent control in New Jersey. An earlier version of his contribution to the present book can be found in the monograph entitled "Rent Control in California: Responding to the Housing Crisis," published by the Institute of Government Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.