Matthew Lasner

Matthew Gordon Lasner is assistant professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, City University of New York, where he teaches courses on U.S. and global urbanism, housing, and the built environment. His research explores the production of metropolitan American space, focusing on the relationships between the design professions, social change, the market, and the state. His first book, High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century, was awarded the Cummings Prize by the Vernacular Architecture Forum in 2013. He is currently writing a book titled Remaking Home: Architecture and Community in Postwar America about efforts by designers to reform mass-market homebuilding in the U.S. between 1940 and 1990. He earned his PhD in architecture and urban planning at Harvard.