Mike Pears is a tutor of Urban Theology and Mission at Bristol Baptist College. He also works with Urban Expression. Paul Cloke is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. Paul previously worked in the Geography departments of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and the University of Bristol, before taking up an appointment at the University of Exeter in 2006. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and from 1984-2012 was Founder Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, an international and multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier Science. He was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 2002, as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2005 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009.