Ezra Haber Glenn

Ezra Haber Glenn is an urban planner and lecturer at MIT's Department of Urban Studies  & Planning, where he teaches on community development, the use of data in public policy, and a special course in “The City in Film.”

Nadar and his photographs of the underground infrastructure of 19th-century Paris.

Photographing Haussmann's Paris

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as “Nadar,” dared to take his camera out of the studio in the mid-1800s and into the skies and sewers of the city.

Revisiting 'The Inner City Mother Goose'

In her poetry book released in 1969, Eve Merriam reserves some of her sharpest barbs for the city planners, politicians, government bureaucrats, and “crisis committees” who claim to help the poor but do nothing (or worse).

Visions of Alt-Berlin in 'The Man in the High Castle'

As documented in Albert Speer’s extensive plans, the cityscape of Welthauptstadt Germania is stunning while demonstrating the Third Reich’s obsession with scale, permanence, and order.

The Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise of Inner Mongolia

Zhao Liang’s latest film, Behemoth, provides a ring-side seat to the effects of rapid development, commerce, and pollution in this autonomous region of China.