Eran Ben-Joseph, Ph.D.  
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Professor Eran Ben-Joseph is the head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He published numerous articles, monographs, book chapters and authored and co-authored the books: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America, The Code of the City, RENEW Town and ReThinking a Lot. Eran worked as a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States on projects including new towns and residential developments, streetscapes, stream restorations, and parks and recreation planning. He has led national and international multi-disciplinary projects in Singapore, Barcelona, Santiago, Tokyo and Washington DC among other places. Eran is the recipient of the Wade Award for his work on Representation of Places – a collaboration project with MIT Media Lab and the Milka Bliznakov Prize for his historical work on Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.

Education:

  • University of California at Berkeley Ph.D. Environmental Planning & Urban Design
  • National University of Japan, Chiba MAgr Landscape Architecture
  • University of California at Berkeley BA Landscape Architecture

    Positions: 
  • Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning 2013 - present.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Head, The Joint Program in City Design and Development 2010 - 2013.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Chair, PhD Program in Urban Planning 2005 - 2010.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Professor - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, School of Architecture & Planning.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Associate Professor 2004- School of Architecture & Planning.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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