Urban history and built environment
Visualizing urban history
The social history of prison
History of Technology
The technology behind buildings
The Built Environment
Myles studies the history and planning of cities. He has a keen interest in the urban and architectural history of the New York metropolitan region, as well as topics in urban history more broadly. He is interested in how politics, race, and culture are imprinted on the form of the built and urban environment. In some form or another, all of his work reflects Winston Churchill's observation that "we shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us."