Associate professor of landscape architecture and planning; chair, PhD program in urban planning; City Design and Development Group, School of Architecture and Planning
areas of expertise: urban planning, urban design, standards and regulations, health and built environment, site development and infrastructure technologies, ecologic oriented development, urban simulation
Eran Ben-Joseph is a member of the faculty at MIT. Research and teaching interests include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, site-planning technologies and urban simulation.
He has published numerous articles, monographs and book chapters, and co-authored the book Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities (Island Press, 2003), the anthology Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America (Rutledge, 2005) and The Code of the City (MIT Press, 2005). Eran worked as a landscape architect and urban planner 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 is the founding principal of BNBJ, a planning firm in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and E. Ben-Joseph Consultants of Acton, Mass. He previously taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and has led national and international multi-disciplinary projects in Singapore, Barcelona, Santiago and Washington, D.C., 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 MIT Graduate Teaching Award — for excellence in teaching. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.
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