Bio

Nicholas Dagen Bloom is a Professor of Social Science at NYIT. He is author/editor of eight books from leading academic presses, Co-Editor of the Journal of Planning History, and serves as a frequent reviewer/guest critic of scholarly manuscripts, student architectural proposals, and published works in urban history. He has also been interviewed and quoted on housing and other topics in leading national and regional media sources including WNYC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR Marketplace. With other scholars he contributes frequently to Gotham Gazette as an editorial writer on various New York urban affairs topics.

Urban historian Nicholas Bloom highlights efforts by New York City to address the urban housing challenge.

Urban historian Nicholas Bloom highlights efforts by New York City to address the urban housing challenge.

Recent Projects/Research

  • How States Transformed Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power, University of Chicago Press (2019)
  • Co-Editor, The Journal of Planning History

Publications

  • Co-Editor, Affordable Housing in New York (Princeton University Press, 2015)
  • Co-Editor, Public Housing Myths (Cornell University Press, 2015)
  • The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)
  • Public Housing That Worked (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • The Real New York: Sociology and the City
  • Great Cities Past and Present
  • City Planning Modern New York

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