Sarah Rich is writer, editor, and strategic consultant. She is a co-founder of the Knight-Batten award winning Longshot Magazine and the Foodprint Project, and the founding editor of the Smithsonian Magazine blog, Design Decoded. .
Sarah is a former senior editor at Dwell and former managing editor of Worldchanging, the award-winning online publication focused on solutions for a sustainable future, where she co-authored and edited the bestselling book, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century (Abrams, 2006). She is also the founding managing editor of Inhabitat, one of the most widely read websites on sustainable design and architecture.
Sarah received her BA from Stanford University in Cultural and Social Anthropology and began her professional life in the world of food. She worked as a food justice community advocate, a television production assistant for the Food Network, and a chef at the Berkeley Art Museum café. She is a founding editor of James Beard Award-winning Civil Eats, a website about farm and food policy. Her most recent book, Urban Farms, was published by Abrams in 2012. Her next book is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in fall 2017.
Sarah’s work has been published in Wired, The Atlantic, Gourmet, BusinessWeek, Details, the Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Creative Review and elsewhere. She has lectured in Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout North America, and has been a new media and sustainability expert commentator on NPR, BBC World Service, and Current TV. She serves on the board of directors for Project H, a non-profit organization working to promote humanitarian design, and Ambidextrous, the quarterly journal of the Stanford University Design School. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Oakland, California.
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