Selected Publications (since 2000)
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,
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
"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.
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
"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
"Designing Codes: Trends in Cities, Planning and Development"
Journal of Urban Studies. Vol 46. No. 12, 2009.
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)
Oriented Development. Tama New Town Japan. (Project report) 2009.
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)
Regulations" Special Issue of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 2005.
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)
Future of Standards and Rulesin Shaping Place: Re-engineering the
Urban Genetic Code" ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development.
"Double Standards Single Goal: Private Communities
and Design Innovation" Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 9. No. 2, 131–151,
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
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.
Planning Measures- Santiago Chile (Project report) Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, (2003).
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.
Infoscapes. Landscape Architecture 54. April 2002.
Designing the Llobregat Corridor. Barcelona: UPC/MIT 2002.
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