About Elihu

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Elihu Rubin is Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American studies at Yale.

Research interests include the built environments of nineteenth and twentieth century cities, urban pedagogy and research methods, transportation and wayfinding, geography and urban theory, history and theory of city planning, and the social lives of urban space.

Elihu has made many documentary films in the fields of architecture and urban planning, including “On Broadway:  A New Haven Streetscape,” “Convergence and Other Rituals of the New Haven Green,” and “Rudolph and Renewal.”  Please contact me to acquire a copy of The New Haven Trilogy.

My first book, Insuring the City:  The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape, was published in June 2012 by Yale University Press.  It has been awarded the Kenneth Jackson Prize for best book on an American topic from the Urban History Association and the Lewis Mumford Award for best book from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History.

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