Elihu Rubin

Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture

Elihu Rubin is Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture with a secondary appointment in Yale’s Department of American Studies.  His work bridges the urban disciplines, focusing on the built environments of nineteenth and twentieth-century cities, the history and theory of city planning, urban geography and the cultural landscape, transportation and mobility, architectural preservation and heritage planning, and the social life of urban space.  Rubin is the author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012) which received Best Book awards from the Urban History Association and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH).  He is co-founder of the documentary film company American Beat and has produced a trilogy of films about social history and cultural landscapes in New Haven, among other projects.  As a professor at Yale, he has initiated a range of community-based and student-driven research and representation projects, including Interactive Crown Street, the New Haven Building Archive, and Excavating the Armory, which cultivates public reflection on the preservation and adaptive reuse of the Goffe Street Armory.