Eran Ben-Joseph
Selected Publications
(since 2000)


  • ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking. MIT Press 2012
  • RENEW TOWN:Adaptive Urbanism and the Design of the Low Carbon Community. (with Andrew Scott) London: Routledge 2011.
  • The Code of the City: Standards and the Hidden Language of Place Making. MIT Press 2005
  • Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America. (edited with Terry Szold) NY: Routledge 2005.
  • Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities. (With Michael Southworth) Washington DC: Island Press 2003. (First edition NY: McGraw Hill. 1997).
  • Chinese Edition of Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities. (With Michael Southworth) Beijing: China Architecture and Building Press, 2006.
  • Designing the Llobregat corridor: Cultural landscape and regional development (With Sabaté, J., Schuster, J.M., Frenchman, D. ) Diputació de Barcelona, 2001.

    Papers and Chapters in Books
  • "Does Urban Living Influence Baby Boomers' Travel Behavior?" in Journal of Transport Geography  35, February 2014. (With Jae Seung Lee and Christopher Zegras)
  • "Relationships Between the Built Environment and Walking and Weight Status Among Older Women in Three U.S. States" in Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 22, 114-125, 2014. (With Philip Troped, Heather AStarnes, Robin Puett, Kosuke Tamura, Ellen Cromley, Peter James, Steven Melly, and Francine Laden)
  • "Safely Active Mobility for Urban Baby Boomers: The Role of Neighborhood Design" in Accident Analysis & Prevention May 2013. (With Jae Seung Lee and Christopher Zegras)
  • "Virtual and Actual: Relative Accuracy of On-Site and Web-based Instruments in Auditing the Environment for Physical Activity" in Health and Place Jan 2013. (With Jae Seung Lee, Ellen K. Cromley, Francine Laden, Philip J. Troped)
  • "Codes and Standards in Urban Planning and Design" in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning Weber and Crane, Eds. NY: Oxford University Press 2012.
  • "By Community or Design? Age-Restricted Neighborhoods, Physical Design and Baby Boomers’ Local Travel Behavior in Suburban Boston, USA" Journal of Urban Studies January 2012. (With Christopher Zegras and Jae Seung Lee).
  • Child Streets. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. Vol. 137 / Issue 4, Dec. 2011. (with Sam Bass Warner) .
  • "The Business of Codes: Urban Design Regulation in an Entrepreneurial Society" in Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process Steve Tiesdell and David Adams, Eds. London: Blackwell. 2011. (with Nicholas Marantz)
  • "City Design in the Age of Digital Ubiquity" in Urban Design: Roots, Influences, and Trends (The Routledge Companion to Urban Design) Banerjee and Loukaitou-Sideris eds. 2011.
  • "Designing Codes: Trends in Cities, Planning and Development" Journal of Urban Studies. Vol 46. No. 12, 2009.
  • "Neighborhoods, Streets, and Non-Motorized Travel: Evidence from Baby Boomers Living in Age-Restricted Active Adult Communities" TRB Proceedings 2009. (With Christopher Zegras and Jae Seung Lee)
  • Ecologic Oriented Development. Tama New Town Japan. (Project report) 2009.
  • "Effects of the Built Environment on Physical Activity and Obesity on a Large Sample of Older Women Living in Three U.S. States: Preliminary Findings" Active Living Research 2009. (With Phillip Troped, Francine Laden, Ellen Cromley, Heather Whitcomb, and Steve Melly)
  • "Everyday life without a car would be impossible: A Comparative Study of Baby Boomers’ Travel Behavior and Residential Preferences in Age-Restricted and Typical Suburban Neighborhoods" TRB 2008. (With Christopher Zegras and Frank Hebbert)
  • Back Central Neighborhood Plan– Lowell MA (Project report) 2008.
  • Against All Odds: MIT’s Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture. (With Holly D. Ben-Joseph, Anne C. Dodge) , Blacksburg, VA: IAWA 2007.
  • "Vehicular Circulation" in Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards. Len Hopper Ed. NY: Wiley 2007.
  • A Vision for the Upper Merrimack Neighborhood: A Plan for Preservation and Growth. Lowell, MA: 2007 (Project report)
  • Mystic River Waterfront: A Plan and Vision for a Civic Realm. Medford, MA 2006 (Project report)
  • "Innovating Regulations" Special Issue of the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 2005.
  • Regulating Subdivisions in Massachusetts Practices and Outlooks:  A Survey of Public Officials in Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2005. (With Kath Phelan)
  • "Indicators for Sustainable urban Development"in From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Latin America. Marco Keiner, Christopher Zegras, Willy A Schmid, and Diego Salmerón, Eds. NY: Kluwer Academic Publisher: 2004.(with Chris Zegras, Ivan Poduje, and Whitney Foutz).
  • "Bringing Clay and Sand into Digital Design:  Continuous Tangible User Interfaces" BT Technology Journal  Vol 22. No. 4 October 2004. (With Hiroshi Ishii, Yao wang and Carlo Ratti)
  • "The Future of Standards and Rulesin Shaping Place: Re-engineering the Urban Genetic Code" ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development. June 2004.
  • "Double Standards Single Goal: Private Communities and Design Innovation" Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 9. No. 2, 131–151, June 2004.
  • "Reconsidering the Cul-de-Sac" (With Michael Southworth) Access Magazine, Spring 2004. (Also in Wharton Real Estate Review December 2005)
  • "Infradependency: Sanitation Standards and the Shaping of Cities" Proceedings of the Resurgent City. London School of Economics 19-21 April 2004.
  • Subdivision Regulations: Practices & Attitudes A Survey of Public Official and Developers in the Nation’s Fastest Growing Single Family Housing Markets. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, WP03EB1, 2003.
  • Sustainability Planning Measures- Santiago Chile (Project report) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (2003).
  • "Smarter Standards and Regulations- Diversifying the Spatial Paradigms of Subdivisions" in Smart Growth Forms and Consequences, Terry Szold and Carbonall ed. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 2004
  • Critical Thinking in a Digital World: Using Computers to Ask Questions" Proceedings of the American Society of Landscape Architects Conference, San Jose California, October 18-22, 2002.
  • Tangible Infoscapes. Landscape Architecture 54. April 2002.
  • Designing the Llobregat Corridor. Barcelona: UPC/MIT 2002.
  • "Augmented Urban Planning Workbench: Overlaying Drawings, Physical Models andDigital Simulation"Proceedings of IEEE & ACM ISMAR 2002, September 30 - October 1, 2002,  IEEE. (With Hiroshi Ishii et. al.)
  • "Urban Simulation and the Luminous Planning Table- Bridging the Gap between the Digital and the Tangible" Journal of Planning Education and Research Vol. 21 2001.
  • Planning Study for the Cardener River Corridor. Diputacio de Barcelona 2001.
  • Southwest Washington DC – Urban Design Studio. MIT, Government of the District of Columbia, The Summit Fund. 2000.
  • "Hexagonal Planning in Theory and Practice" Journal of Urban Design Vol. 5, No.3 2000.

    Studios, Workshops, Practica Reports