Mike Lanza is the author of Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play. He also blogs at Playborhood.com. He's focussed on getting children outside of the house to play, getting them away from screens. He has created a neighborhood play life for his three boys - at his home in Menlo Park, California, and all the neighbours' kids are welcome in the yard. He's also discovered and written about dozens of neighborhoods throughout North America that are doing innovative things to make a vibrant life for kids.
Prior to his writing career, Mike Lanza was a five-time software and internet entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. He holds an MA in Education, an MBA, and an MA and BA in Economics, all from Stanford University.