Publications

Elihu Rubin

Elihu Rubin

Henry Hart Rice Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies

Elihu Rubin is Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture with a secondary appointment in American Studies. His work bridges the urban disciplines, focusing on the built environments of nineteenth and twentieth-century cities, the history and theory of city planning, urban geography and the cultural landscape, transportation and mobility, architectural preservation and heritage planning, and the social life of urban space. He has a PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism and a Master of City Planning degree with a focus on transportation, both from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale.

Rubin is the author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012) which received Best Book awards from the Urban History Association and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH). He is co-founder of the documentary film company American Beat and has produced a trilogy of films about social history and cultural landscapes in New Haven, among other projects.

At Yale, Rubin has initiated a range of community-based, student-driven research and representation projects, including Interactive Crown Street, the New Haven Building Archive, and Excavating the Armory, and the New Haven Industrial Heritage Trails. He is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Urban Studies Major.

Education
BA Yale University
MCP University of California, Berkeley
PhD University of California, Berkeley

Courses

1022
Spring 2024
Architectural Design 4
Anthony Acciavatti, Iñaqui Carnicero, Tei Carpenter, Alicia Imperiale, David Eugin Moon, Justin Garrett Moore, Elihu Rubin
3107
Fall 2023
American Architecture and Urbanism
Elihu Rubin
4210
Fall 2023
Design Brigade
Dana Karwas, Elihu Rubin, Ming Thompson
4219
Fall 2022
Urban Research and Representation
Elihu Rubin
1022
Spring 2022
Architectural Design 4
Aniket Shahane, Anthony Acciavatti, Alicia Imperiale, Caitlin Taylor, Elihu Rubin
4233b
Spring 2022
Ghost Towns
Elihu Rubin
4246a
Fall 2021
Introduction to Urban Studies
Elihu Rubin
4249b
Spring 2021
Urban Landscape and Geographies of Justice
Elihu Rubin
4246a
Fall 2020
Introduction to Urban Studies
Elihu Rubin
4233b
Spring 2020
Ghost Towns
Elihu Rubin
4219
Fall 2019
Urban Research and Representation
Elihu Rubin
4233b
Spring 2019
Ghost Towns
Elihu Rubin
4233b
Spring 2018
Ghost Towns
Elihu Rubin
4219
Fall 2017
Excavating the armory
Elihu Rubin
4299b
Spring 2017
Independent Course Work
Elihu Rubin, Alan Plattus, Edward Mitchell, Victor Agran, Aniket Shahane, Alexander Garvin
4219
Fall 2016
Urban Research and Representation
Elihu Rubin
4011
Spring 2016
Introduction to Urban Design
Elihu Rubin, Britton Rogers
4233b
Spring 2016
Ghost Town: Myth, Memory & the City
Elihu Rubin
4299b
Spring 2016
Independent Course Work
Alan Plattus, Elihu Rubin