Mr. Plattus began teaching at Yale in 1986 after serving on the faculty of Princeton University for seven years. He has published and lectured widely on urban representation and the history of cities as well as on contemporary American architecture and urbanism. Mr. Plattus maintains an independent consulting practice in architecture and urban design, and is currently consulting for the Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission and other towns throughout the region. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research, which undertakes research and design studies for communities throughout Connecticut and the metropolitan region. Mr. Plattus also directs the School’s China Studio, a three-way collaboration among Yale, the University of Hong Kong, and Tongji University, and recently led a Yale and international team to develop plans for a Peace Park along the Jordan River on the Israeli-Jordanian border. He has served on the boards of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the Journal of Architectural Education, and Architectural Research Quarterly, as well as the Connecticut Main Street Center and the New Haven Preservation Trust.