David Nichols lectures in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. He has a broad range of interests focusing on urban, suburban and regional cultures and communities in Australia. He is author of The Bogan Delusion (Affirm Press, 2011) and co-author (with Renate Howe and Graeme Davison) of Trendyville (Monash UP, 2013). His historical study of popular music Dig! (Verse Chorus Press) was published in late 2016 and the co-edited (with Catherine Driscoll and Kate Darian-Smith) Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Rethinking Australian Country Towns (Ashgate) is due in late 2017.