Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Historical Wayfinding Signs

Student work from my spring Ghost Town seminar at the Yale School of Architecture cited in this diverse piece on the Oak Street Connector in New Haven.

Historical Wayfinding Signs

Student work from my spring Ghost Town seminar at the Yale School of Architecture cited in this diverse piece on the Oak Street Connector in New Haven.

Filmmaker Puts City Changes in Focus

Thanks to Tom Breen, WNHH Radio (103.5 FM), and the New Haven Independent for the opportunity to link the New Haven Trilogy films to development politics in the Elm City today, written up in the NHI today.  And here’s the

Filmmaker Puts City Changes in Focus

Thanks to Tom Breen, WNHH Radio (103.5 FM), and the New Haven Independent for the opportunity to link the New Haven Trilogy films to development politics in the Elm City today, written up in the NHI today.  And here’s the

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Pilgrimage to Rhyolite

Many thanks to the Forum organized by YSOA and Yale History of Art Ph.D. students for the invitation to talk Ghost Town.  Your responses that followed made the talk for me and I look forward to more with this generous

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Screening: On Broadway

Best Video in Hamden, CT, hosted a screening of “On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape” last week.  A great conversation followed; there is no substitute for the local video store and its people.  Thomas Breen reported the event for the

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

Ghost Town: representations and reality

I had an opportunity to reflect on my Ghost Town seminar , and the public lecture delivered by photographer Camilo José Vergara, in this piece for “Constructs,” the Yale School of Architecture newsletter.  PDF here:  Rubin_Constructs_Ghost Town

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

On Broadway

My piece in the Yale Daily News about One Broadway:  http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/14/rubin-on-broadway/        Here are the first two paragraphs:

Helena, California

The most active settlements in Trinity County, California, are linked by a state highway (SR 299) and anchored by Weaverville, the county seat.  Abandoned mining camps were often organized by the creeks that feed the Trinity River, sites of early

Helena, California

The most active settlements in Trinity County, California, are linked by a state highway (SR 299) and anchored by Weaverville, the county seat.  Abandoned mining camps were often organized by the creeks that feed the Trinity River, sites of early

Footprint of Escape

I had the opportunity to speak about the Footprint of Escape in a recent program at the Van Alen Institute.

Footprint of Escape

I had the opportunity to speak about the Footprint of Escape in a recent program at the Van Alen Institute.

Colt. Hartford.

The gunmaker built worker housing, Colt Estates, adjacent to the factory complex.       three last shots of the iconic blue dome and surrounds: mid-november, 2013, pentax 35 mm.

Colt. Hartford.

The gunmaker built worker housing, Colt Estates, adjacent to the factory complex.       three last shots of the iconic blue dome and surrounds: mid-november, 2013, pentax 35 mm.

notes on lee

two photographs taken in Lee, MA, oct. 2013, with pentax 35 mm. Frank Consolati Insurance Agency + A.F. Viale  Insurance architectural notes:  L) Two generations of fenestration, worn paint  R)  false front, siding Steve’s Barber Shop, one of two early ’40s

notes on lee

two photographs taken in Lee, MA, oct. 2013, with pentax 35 mm. Frank Consolati Insurance Agency + A.F. Viale  Insurance architectural notes:  L) Two generations of fenestration, worn paint  R)  false front, siding Steve’s Barber Shop, one of two early ’40s

Berkeley Bound

I’ll be in Berkeley at the start of next week to give a talk at the CED for a  Draper Lecture at Berkeley  

Berkeley Bound

I’ll be in Berkeley at the start of next week to give a talk at the CED for a  Draper Lecture at Berkeley  

One Building, Two Fates

A recent trip to Toronto for the SACRPH conference (Society of American City and Regional Planning History) revealed a common cultural landscape process in that city:  the divergent fates of each half of the two-family house.

One Building, Two Fates

A recent trip to Toronto for the SACRPH conference (Society of American City and Regional Planning History) revealed a common cultural landscape process in that city:  the divergent fates of each half of the two-family house.

Book Prizes!

Originally posted on Insuring the City:
I am thrilled to announce that Insuring the City has received two book prizes:  the Kenneth Jackson Prize for Best Book in Urban History (North American topic); and the Lewis Mumford Award for Best Book…

Book Prizes!

Originally posted on Insuring the City:
I am thrilled to announce that Insuring the City has received two book prizes:  the Kenneth Jackson Prize for Best Book in Urban History (North American topic); and the Lewis Mumford Award for Best Book…