Professor of Urban Planning and Sociology, Emerita
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
A Brief IntroductionNaomi Carmon is a sociologist and an urban planner, Professor Emerita at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She is a researcher, teacher, writer, advisor of graduate students and consultant to public and civic organizations. She is Past-President of Israel Sociological Association, and has received a Life-long Achievement Award – 2016 distinguished Planner – awarded by Israel Planners Association.
Her research and teaching areas are: sociological aspects of urban and regional planning, housing and urban regeneration, social capital and community development, quality of life of minorities and immigrants, and also, sustainable development and water-sensitive planning. Throughout her career, she worked to increase the theoretical understanding of socio-urban issues and to develop tools for policy making as well as for urban planning and evaluation (ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of plans and projects). She is especially proud of the 63 graduate students who conducted their PhD dissertations and MSc theses with her guidance. Currently, she continues guiding graduate students, serves as co-principal researcher in several funded research works, advices (pro-bono) public agencies and NGOs, serves as a member of national and Technion committees, and functions as the Technion Commissioner for Preventing Sexual Harassment and Promoting Respectful Conduct.
Professor Carmon gained her academic degrees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion in Haifa and MIT in Cambridge MA. Her writings comprise books (in English and Hebrew) and about 200 other publications, mostly articles in refereed journals, chapters in books, and research reports. Her recent book, co-edited with Susan Fainstein, is about Policy, Planning and People: Promoting Justice in Urban Development. Her consulting work has been commissioned by governmental ministries, including Housing and Construction, Interior, Infrastructure and Environmental Protection, by municipalities, other public bodies and NGOs. She often served and is serving on public-professional committees appointed by the government of Israel, large municipalities and civic organization.
For above 30 years Professor Carmon has been a member of the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion, where she held the Joseph Meyerhoff Chair in Urban and Regional Planning, served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Head of the Graduate Program for Urban and Regional Planning, Head of the Center of Urban and Regional Studies and held other academic and academic-administrative posts at the Faculty and the Technion at large. She had intervals of academic appointments at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UCLA – University of California in Los Angeles, UBC – University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She travels widely and has been invited to lecture in universities and conferences in many countries in five continents.
A Lifelong Achiecement Award 2016
Citation translated from Hebrew