MIT Gets New Head of Urban Studies and Planning
In January, Eran Ben-Joseph took over as the head of SA+P’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, succeeding Amy Glasmeier who is stepping down after four years in the post to focus on teaching and research.
A professor of landscape architecture and planning, and most recently head of SA+P’s Joint Program in City Design and Development, Ben-Joseph brings extensive experience as a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US and has led multi-disciplinary projects in Singapore, Barcelona, Santiago, Tokyo and Washington DC.
He is the author of numerous articles, monographs and book chapters and has authored or co-authored five books including Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, The Code of the City, RENEW Town and Regulating Place. His most recent book, ReThinking a Lot, exploring the history and potential future of the parking lot, was enthusiastically received by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, NPR, Smithsonian, the BBC and many, many more.
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