Faculty [On Leave]
Eran Ben-Joseph

Eran Ben-Joseph is the Class of 1922 Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eran served as Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT from 2013 to 2020.

His research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He 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 holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan. Current Research: Urban Form and Health, Urban Form and the Aging Population, Urban Form and Ecological Models of Development, Urban Form and Manufacturing.

Areas of Interest
Environmental Planning and Management, Healthy Communities and Active Living, Infrastructure Systems, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Transportation and Mobility, Urban Design


PhD Planning, UC Berkeley
Master Landscape Architecture , Chiba University, Japan
BA Landscape Architecture , UC Berkeley