Professor Robert M. Fogelson is an American urban historian who received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964. He has taught at MIT since 1968. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and in the Faculty of History. He is the author of several books on urban history and urban affairs, most recently Bourgeois Nightmares: Suburbia, 1870-1930 (Yale University Press, 2005). He has recently finished a book about the early history of rent control in New York City, The Great Rent Wars (Yale University Press, 2013), and just started a book about the demise of non-profit cooperative housing after World War II.