B.A., Yale University
M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Mr. Rubin’s 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 cultural landscape, transportation and mobility, architectural preservation and heritage planning, and the social life of urban space. He has made documentary videos on topics relating to urban history, the politics of public space, urban redevelopment, architectural modernism, street life, and carpooling. Mr. Rubin is the author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012), which received the Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History and the Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book on a North American topic from the Urban History Association. His work has also been published in Buildings & Landscapes and Radical History Review. Mr. Rubin received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.C.P. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.