Eve Blau is Adjunct Professor of the History and Theory of Urban Form and Design and Director of Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is Co-Director of the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, a cross-Harvard initiative supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which brings together scholars and resources from across Harvard to foster innovative approaches to the study of cities and urbanization processes, and develop new collaborative research practices that bring together scholarship, design, and media around the study of urban environments.
She teaches core and elective courses on Urban Design, including the Urban Design Proseminar: History, Theory, Practice; Cities by Design; Urban Form: Transition as Condition. In recent years she has taught a series of research seminars: Berlin as Laboratory; Baku: Oil and Urbanism; Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia.
Before coming to Harvard, Blau was Curator of Exhibitions and Publications at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and Editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.