Ben is an urban historian with expertise the history of cities, housing, and the built environment. He has written an award-winning book on the history of New Zealand’s colonial cities as well as a seminal history of state housing in New Zealand. His current research includes a history of built heritage in Aotearoa. An important aim of this project is to explore how cultural heritage can further the pursuit of sustainable and decolonised cities.
- Stardust and Substance: The New Zealand General Election of 2017Stephen Levine (ed), Wellington, 2018, pp. 281-294
- Journal of New Zealand Studies25,16-39
- ISBN : 9780947492434
- Homes People Can Afford: How To Improve Housing in New ZealandSarah Bierre, Philippa Howden-Chapman and Lisa Early, (eds), Wellington, 2013, pp. 21-32
- ISBN : 9780790009971
- Planning Perspectives(London), 14:4, 1999, pp. 395-411