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Urban Documentation
Amsterdam, L.A.

Dr. Kai J. Jonas (born 1972) is a social psychologist currently working Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Above and beyond social psychology topics such as automatic behavior, self regulation and bystander intervention, his interests are furniture design and urban agendas. He can be reached at

Thomas Soehl is the founder and editor of mudot – magazine for urban documentation, opinion and theory. From 2003 to 2007 he was editor and pubisher of monu-magazine of urbanism a publication that he co-founded. He is currently a PhD student at UC Los Angeles (Sociology). In 2007 he graduated with a masters degree in public administrationfrom the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also has degrees in urban planning (Dipl. –Ing, University of Kassel, Germany) and political science (MA, CUNY Graduate Center). At the moment his main project is a comparative analysis of cities in Europe and the US in regards to dynamics of diversity and inequality. He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, most recently the McCloy fellowship by the German Merit Foundation and Harvard University and the Center for European Studies at UC Berkeley.