John Grindrod is passionate about buildings and how they shape our lives. He grew up on ‘the last road in London’ on Croydon’s New Addington housing estate, surrounded by the Green Belt. He is the author of Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain, described by the Independent on Sunday as ‘a new way of looking at modern Britain’. He has written for the Guardian, Financial Times, the Twentieth Century Society Magazine and The Modernist, has co-written and edited a book about TV, Shouting at the Telly, and contributed to a book on music, Hang the DJ. He has worked as a bookseller and publisher for over twenty-five years, and currently works at Faber and Faber as Senior Consumer Marketing Manager. He runs the popular website dirtymodernscoundrel.com.