Matt Carmichael

Matt Carmichael is the editor of Livability.com. He's a seasoned journalist who specializes in population trends and urban issues. Previously he was with Crain Communications where he served in a number of roles including the Senior director of research and data at Crain’s Chicago Business and Director of data strategy at Advertising Age. His work on Ad Age's American Consumer Project was the basis for his first book, Buyographics, published by Ad Age/Palgrave Macmillian. He has been awarded top honors in journalism competitions for content, design and innovative uses of technology. His research has been cited by global media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic. He is a Gen-X, white, non-Hispanic, Midwestern male who heads a household of five in a dense, walkable suburb of Chicago.