In Chapter 17 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Andrew Hutson answers "What Has Been Your Approach to Determining What City is Best for You?" Hutson shares the decision process behind his and his wife's move to Durham, North Carolina. He looks at quality of life and the inputs going into it. He looks at professional opportunities, including scenes and associated writing communities for Hutson's wife and a supportive non-profit community of his own. Hutson is a senior project manager at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he advises corporate partners such as Wal-Mart on sustainable supply chain initiatives. Hutson holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MEM from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. He earned his BA from Michigan State University.