MYLES ZHANG

Manhattan in Ten Days

Walking and painting in vibrant New York City

Here Grows New York

The first ever data visualization to show NYC's urban growth from 1609 to 2020

Old Essex County Jail

An exhibit and case study about the social history of a nineteenth-century jail

Newark Metamorphosis

Documenting changes to Newark's built environment through photography

Amiens Cathedral

A vision of Gothic architecture

History of America’s built environment and technology

Historical GIS

Historical GIS

Visualizing urban history
Prison Design

Prison Design

The social history of prison
History of Technology

History of Technology

The technology behind buildings
The Built Environment

The Built Environment

Selected essays
I study the history of cities. I have a keen interest in the social history of the New York metropolitan region and Northern New Jersey where I am from. I studied architecture and the history of New York City as a Columbia University undergraduate. As a visiting student at Oxford University, I researched medieval history and Amiens Cathedral. And as a graduate student at Cambridge University, I examined the history of incarceration with particular focus on Eastern State Penitentiary. Through writing, art, digital humanities, and community engagement, I aim to introduce new audiences to urban history and to the issues facing my community.