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. Advertisements

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…

Theaters at the Mid-Block

New Haven’s colonial founders established a 9-square plan, dating to 1638, with each square occupying about 16 acres.  The original squares were subdivided starting in the late 18th century, but this process still left large, square-shaped blocks.  The result is

Theaters at the Mid-Block

New Haven’s colonial founders established a 9-square plan, dating to 1638, with each square occupying about 16 acres.  The original squares were subdivided starting in the late 18th century, but this process still left large, square-shaped blocks.  The result is

Hedging Bets

Perspecta 46:  ERROR has just been published and it includes my essay “Hedging Your Bets:  Actuarial Science, Architecture, and Urban Development.  Very grateful to have had the chance to put together an essay for this sharp looking pub.

Hedging Bets

Perspecta 46:  ERROR has just been published and it includes my essay “Hedging Your Bets:  Actuarial Science, Architecture, and Urban Development.  Very grateful to have had the chance to put together an essay for this sharp looking pub.

Recent Shoot

i picked a few from a recent walk in new haven. Bristol near Dixwell. Sperry at Goffe.  Operating press. Crown at High, 70s commercial addition to late nineteenth century row house. The scene from google maps, Crown and High.  1920s

Recent Shoot

i picked a few from a recent walk in new haven. Bristol near Dixwell. Sperry at Goffe.  Operating press. Crown at High, 70s commercial addition to late nineteenth century row house. The scene from google maps, Crown and High.  1920s

Insuring the City at the Institute Library

Very excited to launch Insuring the City at the Institute Library (founded 1826) in New Haven on Monday 10th December.  You’re invited!

Insuring the City at the Institute Library

Very excited to launch Insuring the City at the Institute Library (founded 1826) in New Haven on Monday 10th December.  You’re invited!

urban studies event at yale

UPDATE:  We got a nice write-up in the Yale Daily News, check it out:  Urban Planning Democratized. Very excited to host James Rojas in New Haven on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  I first learned about Mr. Rojas through his essay

urban studies event at yale

UPDATE:  We got a nice write-up in the Yale Daily News, check it out:  Urban Planning Democratized. Very excited to host James Rojas in New Haven on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  I first learned about Mr. Rojas through his essay

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

The California Garden Apartment

After threatening to do so for many years, I am finally finishing my essay on the California Garden Apartment of the 1960s, a building type that is known by many observers of the L.A. scene (and by devotees of Reyner

elihu.info

Something has gone awry with my indexhibit site, elihu.info, so i’ve directed that URL here and am in the process of migrating my key professional information to this site.  Indexhibit geniuses, please contact me.  Thanks!

elihu.info

Something has gone awry with my indexhibit site, elihu.info, so i’ve directed that URL here and am in the process of migrating my key professional information to this site.  Indexhibit geniuses, please contact me.  Thanks!

Catch My Drift?

Couldn’t be happier to report that my essay, “Catch My Drift?  Situationist Dérive and Urban Pedagogy” has just been published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Radical History Review, edited by Robyn Autry and Daniel J. Walkowitz, on the theme

Catch My Drift?

Couldn’t be happier to report that my essay, “Catch My Drift?  Situationist Dérive and Urban Pedagogy” has just been published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Radical History Review, edited by Robyn Autry and Daniel J. Walkowitz, on the theme

Comments on the Crossing

Planners and a developer want to put a building over the Route 34 Connector in New Haven and the city has broader plans for new surface streets and a Downtown Crossing over the 1950’s highway.  I spoke with Kenneth Gosselin

Comments on the Crossing

Planners and a developer want to put a building over the Route 34 Connector in New Haven and the city has broader plans for new surface streets and a Downtown Crossing over the 1950’s highway.  I spoke with Kenneth Gosselin

paper because

Very interested to find this advertisement at the bottom of the front page of the New York Times business section on June 18, 2012.  The ad shows two hikers in the countryside who have eschewed their mobile phones with their

paper because

Very interested to find this advertisement at the bottom of the front page of the New York Times business section on June 18, 2012.  The ad shows two hikers in the countryside who have eschewed their mobile phones with their

Cheers!

From time to time I watch an old episode of the great American sitcom “Cheers” which takes place in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay.  I am sometimes rewarded with an excellent “establishing shot” of Boston.  Above I have posted

Cheers!

From time to time I watch an old episode of the great American sitcom “Cheers” which takes place in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay.  I am sometimes rewarded with an excellent “establishing shot” of Boston.  Above I have posted

visit to curley’s

I made one of my regular pilgrimages to Curley’s Diner in Stamford, Connecticut, last week and shot this picture with my Pentax MESuper with Kodak 200 film.  I ordered the chicken souvlaki platter which comes with fries, greek salad, soup

visit to curley’s

I made one of my regular pilgrimages to Curley’s Diner in Stamford, Connecticut, last week and shot this picture with my Pentax MESuper with Kodak 200 film.  I ordered the chicken souvlaki platter which comes with fries, greek salad, soup

Jonathan Richman has got Insuring the City

Many of you know that I am a great admirer of the music of Jonathan Richman.  He is from Natick, Massachusetts, and the architecture and urbanism of Boston (and beyond) are important themes in his songs.  Last night I was

Jonathan Richman has got Insuring the City

Many of you know that I am a great admirer of the music of Jonathan Richman.  He is from Natick, Massachusetts, and the architecture and urbanism of Boston (and beyond) are important themes in his songs.  Last night I was

Book Launch!

The book launch for Insuring the City is set and you are invited! THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 7:00 P.M. LAUNCH PARTY: INSURING THE CITY One of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and 60s, the Prudential Center anchors the

Book Launch!

The book launch for Insuring the City is set and you are invited! THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 7:00 P.M. LAUNCH PARTY: INSURING THE CITY One of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and 60s, the Prudential Center anchors the