Insuring The City
03 October 2013
Photo: Elihu Rubin
Congratulations to architectural historian Elihu Rubin (M.C.P. '09, Ph.D. '09), whose book Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale, 2012) has won the Kenneth Jackson Prize from the Urban History Association for the best book on a North American topic, and the Lewis Mumford Award from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History for best book.
Insuring the City offers an extensively-researched reinterpretation of urban renewal in the automobile age. Through a case study of the Prudential Center in Boston and the Massachusetts Turnpike, the book explores how the accomodation of automobiles in urban space has influenced the development of built environments and cultural landscapes in postwar America.
Rubin will be giving a talk on "Insuring the City: Urban Development and Urban Survival" as part of the Draper Lecture Series on Monday, December 2 in 305 Wurster Hall. He is Assistant Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture.