Samuel Kling is a global cities fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and public fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies. His research focuses on the relationship between city planning and inequality, with special interests in transportation and public space. He has received fellowships from the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and the Bentley Library at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in publications including the Journal of Urban History, Journal of Planning History, and Booklist, and has been recognized with the Richard Scharchburg Award from the Society of Automotive Historians. He holds a PhD in urban history from Northwestern University.