Tech Talk by MIT Professor Eran Ben-Joseph



Date: November 7, 2012

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: UTSA DT Campus Buena Vista Bld 1.338  

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute and the UTSA College of Architecture are priveleged to host Dr.Eran Ben-Joseph on November 7th at 5:30pm in the Buena Vista building RM 1.338. Dr. Ben-Joseph will give his lecture on “ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking." 

Dr. Eran Ben-Joseph is the head of the Joint Program in City Design and Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He published numerous articles, monographs, book chapters and authored and co-authored the books: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America, The Code of the City, RENEW Town and ReThinking a Lot. Eran worked as a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect 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 has led national and international multi-disciplinary projects in Singapore, Barcelona, Santiago, Tokyo and Washington DC 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 the Milka Bliznakov Prize for his historical work on Pioneering Women of Landscape Architecture. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.