Greg Hanscom is the Editor-in-Chief of Crosscut, the Northwest’s reader-supported, independent, not-for-profit online news journal. Hanscom is an award-winning journalist, and an authority on urban sustainability and Western lands and environmental policy. He is a former editor-in-chief of the regional nonprofit magazine High Country News and the Baltimore-based Urbanite magazine. He comes to Crosscut from the nonprofit online news organization Grist. Over the past two decades, Hanscom’s writing has run the gamut from inner-city schools and urban redevelopment to tribal and public-lands policy. He was the force behind Grist’s recent series about Seattle’ struggles with traffic, housing, homelessness, and environmental and economic disparities. He is now helping to produce a multimedia project about Baltimore, and how best to combat the root causes of the continuing unrest and violence there.