About Elihu

Elihu Rubin is an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture.   An interdisciplinary urbanist, his research interests include the built environments of nineteenth and twentieth century cities; urban pedagogy and research methods; public art and public history; transportation and wayfinding; urban geography; history and theory of city planning; and the social lives of urban space.

Insuring the City:  The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape was published in June 2012 by Yale University Press and 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.

Elihu is Co-Founder with Elena Oxman of the documentary film company American Beat, working between and 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.

Full CV available on request

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