At a recent ceremony of at the Royal Overseas League in London, Professor Eran Ben-Joseph's book ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking was nominated for a National Urban Design Award as one of six top books in urban design from 2012.

In their remarks about the book, the judges noted:

Taking inspiration from his MIT predecessor Kevin Lynch's works on Site Planning, this book does much more than offer just a dry menu of parking options. It instead looks at the past, present and future of the thorny issue of parking in a sometimes quirky, often intelligent way -- taking time to consider both a cultural and spatial perspective.

For more info about the book, see http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/rethinking-lot; for more about the award, visit http://www.udg.org.uk/events/national-urban-design-awards-2013.