Papers presented in Israeli conference

July 2018
Water-Sensitive Cities conference, Porter School in Tel Aviv University
Paper (with Tal Alon Mozes): Water-sensitive urban planning in the Israeli Context

Mar 2018
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Paper (with Nava Kainer Persov): Social mix in projects of housing renewal in Israel

Feb 2018
Integrated River Catchment Management, Beit Dagan Conference
Paper Towards sustainable management of stormwater: Integrated management
Jan 2018
Annual conference of Israeli Sociology Society
Paper (with Nava Kainer Persov): Regeneration of urban housing: Evaluation from a social equity point of view
Nov 2017
The Second Akko National Convention on Urbanism
Paper (with Nava Kainer Persov): Housing regeneration as a leverage for creating community resilience
Oct 2017
Water-Sensitive Cities conference, Kfar haMacabiya
Paper (with Tal Alon Mozes): Water-sensitive planning and sustainable management of stormwater
July 2017
45th annual conference of Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, IDC -Inter-Disciplinary College, Hertzelia
Paper (with Shula Golden, Tal Alon Mozes, and Michelle Portman): Sustainable management of urban runoff: Beyond the technical challenges
Mar 2017
Professional workshop on Sustainable Management of Urban Runoff. Technion
Co-Academic Organizer
Paper: Sustainable management of urban runoff in accordance with WSP )Water Sensitive Planning( principles
Mar 2017
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Haifa Theatre
Paper (with Nava Kainer Persov): Strategies of hosing renewal: A comparative study of selected countries
Paper (with Inna Burstein): Housing renewal in the periphery of Israel: Feasibility study
Discussant: The role of communities in urban regeneration
June 2016
44th annual conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Paper: Population growth in Israel is a blessing from social and economic points of view; with educated planning and mangement it may be a blessing to the environment as well.
May 2016
Annual conference of Israel Water Association, TLV Convention Center
Paper: Twenty years of water-sensitive planning (WSP) in Israel
Mar 2016
Symposium on Urban Regeneration, Planning Administration, Haifa region,
Paper: Strategies of urban regeneration
Feb 2016
Annual conference of Israel Sociological Association
Plenary lecture: The forefront of sociological studies in Israel: sociology in urban planning
Feb 2016
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Tel Aviv
Paper: Urban regenration: The organic strategy
Paper (with Chen Naor and Yosef Jabareen): Studentification in peripheral towns and villages of Israel
Nov 2015
The Akko National Convention on Urbanism
Paper (with Nava Kainer Persov): Tools for urban regenration in Israel of the 2000’s
Oct 2015
43rd Annual conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Jerusalem
Paper (with Liad Markus and Avital Gasith): Using stormwater from inter-urban roads to achieve ecological and social benefits
June 2015
Israel Sociological Association, Presidents’ forum
Discussant: The position of the Sociological Association in Israel’s community of sociologists
Feb 2014
HAGAR – The Affordable Housing Center, Tel Aviv University
Paper: Affordable housing and social mix in housing
May 2013
Conference of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Union of Local Authorities in Israel, Tel Aviv
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Urban aspects of water-sensitive planning
Apr 2013
10th conference of Israel Water Association, Conference center of Ben-Gurion airport
Paper (with Tali Alon-Mozes): Promoting urban quality of life by means of water-sensitive planning: The Israeli case
Feb 2013
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Tel Aviv University
Paper (with Sara Goldberg): Social protest in a thousand cities around the world
Paper in a workshop on Urbanism: Good urbanism and planning for good urbanism
Mar 2012
Affordable Housing: Mutual Learning, Bostonians experts meet Israeli colleagues, Technion
Paper Housing in Israel: history, problems, threats and opportunities
Feb 2012
Towards Climate Change: Water Aspects, conference in Haifa University
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Principles of water-sensitive planning and their implications for sustainable development of the water sector in Israel
Feb 2012
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Technion, Haifa
Paper Sustanable development of infrastracture: discussion of principles and examples
Apr 2011
MIU Movement for Israeli Urbanism, Mayors’ Workshop on City Renewal, Zefat
Keynote: Global transformations, life style changes, and their implications for urban planning
Mar 2011
Annual conference of the Water Associations in Israel, Kfar HaMaccabiya
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Runoff management and drainage in Israel’s Water Master Plan
Feb 2011
42nd annual conference of Israel Sociological Association, Tel-Aviv Academic College
Plenary Presentation: The position of Israeli sociology as a discipline and a profession
Chair: The contribution of sociology to social professions
Feb 2011
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva
Chair: Urban revitalization
Paper (with Elvira Molin): Culture Strategies in Tel-Aviv and their implications on the local population
May 2010
Symposium of Affordable Housing in Israel, Tel Aviv University
Paper The target populations of publicly financed affordable housing
Nov 2009
6th Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Engineers for Construction and Infrastructure, Tel Aviv
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Water-sensitive Planning (WSP): Goals, principles, tools and the way to implementation
June 2009
Annual Conferernce of Israel Association for Water Resources (IAWR), Tel Aviv university
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Runoff management: Goals, principles, tools and the way to implementation
Mar 2009
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Paper (with Einat Amoyal): Social capital in the context of urban planning
Feb 2009
40th annual conference of Israel Sociological Association, The College of Management in Rishon leZion
Paper (with Tamar Lanir-Shatzberg): Affordable housing: Analyzing Western countries’ Experience nd Lessons to Israel
Oct 2008
Symposium of The Center for Ethics in Jerusalem and Center for Technology and Society of Tel aviv University, on Urban Regeneration and Affordable Housing, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
Discussant: Urban regeneration, affordable housing and the process of housing updating
Apr 2008
Joint conference of the Institute for Technology and Society In Tel Aviv University and the School for Public Policy in The Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Shaping the Israel Space: 1948-2008
Chairperson: Regeneration of the City Center
Paper: Decline and regenration of the city center as manifistation of socio-economic changes in Western countries
Feb 2008
Joint Symposium of Israel Planners Association and Israel Association of Architects, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa
Paper: Urban Regeneration
Feb 2008
39th annual conference of Israel Sociological Society, Tel Aviv University
Member of the academic program committee
Chair of plenary session on: Current and future trends in Sociology in Israel
Chair of a session on: Intentions of planners in light of the socio-economic reality
July 2007
Conference of Lake Galilee Authority (Rashut Nikuz u’Nechalim Kineret)
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Watershed master plan as a basic component of Water-Sensitive Planning
June 2007
35th Annual Meeting of Israeli Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Weitzman Institute
Paper (with Chen Hadad and Tal Alon-Mozes): Runoff as a resouece for urban landscape develpment
May 2007
National conference on Israel Land Policy, Neaman Institute, Technion
Chairperson: Land and property rights in the agricultural sector
Mar 2007
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Technion
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Urban planning and water considerations
Feb 2007
38th annual conference of Israel Sociological Society, Haifa University
Co-Chair of the academic program committee
Chair of two plenary session on: Being a minority in Israel: Comerative perspective
Chair of a session on: Social aspects of planning
Paper: Mixed-income housing: A case study
June 2006
34th conference of Israeli Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Congerss Center, Haifa
Chairperson (with Uri Shamir): Water Sensitive Planning
Paper (with Uri Shamir): A comprehensive approach to water-sensitive urban and regional planning
Mar 2006
Gated Communities symposium, Interdisciplinary Cener, School of business, Herzlia
Paper Gated communities in Israeli cities
Feb 2006
37th annual conference of Israel Sociological Association
Discussant: The status of sociology as a discipline and a profession
Feb 2006
Aannual conference of Israel Association of Planners, Hertzlia
Paper (with Yulia Ziflinger): Is development in place also a development of the place?
Dec 2005
First National Conference of Merhav – Israel Association for New Urbanism, Beer Sheva
Paper: Strategies for New Urbanism and the position of New Urbanism among them
Jun 2005
Israel Symposium on Sustainable Development, Min. of Construction and Housing.
Paper (with Uri Shamir): A new approach to integrating urban planning and urban water developemnt
Mar 2005
Aqua Israel – Urban Water in Israel conference, Congress Center, Tel Aviv.
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Water-sensitive urban planning: Developing a Policy Document
Feb 2005
29th conference of Israel Sociological Society, Tel Hai College, Upper Galilee.
Chairperson: Urban Planning: Social Aspects.
Paper (with Hana Hamdan): Mixed cities: The case of Nazareth Illit.
Jan 2005
Annual conference of Israel Planners Association, Congress Cente, Tel Aviv.
Chairperson: Planning for minorities and immigrants.
Paper (with Hanita Shuvi): The role of immigrants in urban regeneration
Nov 2004
National conference: Judaization of the Galilee or its Development for the benefit of all its Inhabitants. Collaboration between The Jewish-Arab Center in Haifa University and the Center for Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion, Haifa.
Co-Organizer and Program Head
Chairperson: Promoting equality between Jews and Arabs in the wake of the conclusions of the Orr commission.
Paper (with Hana Hamdan): Mixed housing of Jews and Arabs: A case study in Nazareth Ilit and its lessons.
June 2004
33rd conference of Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Tel Aviv.
Paper (with Shlomit Be’eri and Uri Shamir): Water demand management in the urban sector in Israel.
Dec 2003
National simposium: 25 years to Israel’s Project Renewal, Jerusalem, Binyanei haUma.
Paper The contribution of Project Renewal to the Israeli society.
Nov 2003
3rd Congress of the Israeli Association of Engineers in Construction and Infrastructure, Tel Aviv.Paper (with Uri Shamir): Groundwater management in an urban neighborhood.
Oct 2003
The Annual Meeting on Israel’s Internal Security, Jerusalem.
Plennary Presentation: The Israeli society at the beginning of the 21st century.
June 2003
Symposium on Urban and Regional Planning in the Arab Sector in Israel, Technion, Haifa
Co-Organizer and Program Head
Paper (with Hana Hamdan): Arabs in mixed cities: A case study and open questions
Dec 2002
Symposium on Urban Regeneration: For What? For Whom? Honoring Architect Phyllis Lambert from Montreal, Canada
Paper The professional context of urban renewal and neighborhood rehabilitation
May 2002
Annual meeting of Israel Association for Regional Sciences: Closing Spatial, Economic and Social Gaps, Technion.
Chairperson: Gaps in resource allocation and services.
Oct 2001
Tel Aviv University in collaboration with Israel Center for Local Government.
A Symposium on Land Conservation and Strengthening the Periphery, Tel Aviv Univ.
Paper: The social rationale for opposing plans for new settlements in Israel.
Jul 2001
Symposium of the Center of Local Authorities in Israel in collaboration with Life and Environment – Umbrella Organization of Environment–Oriented Organizations in Israel, Tel Aviv University.
Paper (with Uri Shamir): Water-sensitive urban planning.
Apr 2000
Heschel Center series of lectures on Sustainable Planning in Israel, Tel Aviv.
Paper (with U. Shamir and S. Burmil): Neighborhood planning and water conservation.
Dec 1999
The Israeli Association for Environmental Planning, Tel Aviv.
Paper An international review of the development of planning approaches to urban renewal.
Feb. 1999
30th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Rishon LeZion.
Chairperson: Immigration in a global and Israeli context.
Paper: New immigrants as carriers of urban revitalization processes.
Dec 1998
50 Years of Planning in Israel, Technion, Haifa.
Chairperson: Housing policy in Israel.
Chairperson: Urban Renewal and Revitalization.
Paper: A critical review of urban renewal and neighborhood rehabilitation.
Feb 1997
29th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Tel Aviv University.
Chairperson: Social policy and planning in Israel.
Paper: The social alternative for the future of Israel – the sociological contribution to Israel 2020 plan.
June 1997
Sapir forum for Economic Policy, Tel-Aviv University.
Discussant: The impact of the availability of new lands on the housing market.
Dec 1996
Annual Conference of Israel Association for Water Resources, Technion, Haifa.
Paper (with U. Shamir): The impact of urban construction in Israel’s coastal plain on groundwater in the coastal aquifer.
Dec 1995
Annual Conference of Israel Geographical Association, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem.
Paper (with T. Trop): The social alternative for Israel 2020.
July 1995
Annual Conference of Israel Assoc. for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences.
Paper (with S. Meiron-Pistiner and U. Shamir): Water-sensitive urban planning.
Apr 1995
Annual Conference of Israel Geographical Association, Haifa Univ.
Paper (with O. Yiftachel): The impact of accelerated regional development on inter-ethnic relationships: the case of the new settlement in the Galilee.
Feb 1995
26rd Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan Univ.
Paper (with O. Yiftachel): Regional mix and Jewish-Arab relationships in Misgav – a regional council in the Central Galilee.
Chairperson: Urban Sociology.
Jun 1994
Symposium on Current Issues in the Housing Market in Israel, Technion, Haifa
Discussant: The role of the Ministry of Housing
Mar 1994
25rd Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Haifa Univ.
Paper: Demographic and social trends as a basis for preparing a long-range plan for Israel.
Chairperson: Social changes and public policy
May 1993
Symposium on Housing and Population in Need, Technion, Haifa.
Paper: Renewal, rehabilitation and revitalization of old residential areas.
Dec 1992
Annual Conference of Israel Geographical Association, Ben-Gurion Univ., Beer Sheva.
Paper: Social issues in long-range planning.
May 1992
The Center of local Government in Israel, conference on City Building, Tel-Aviv.
Paper: Goals for Israel in the 2000s
Feb 1992
23rd Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Technion, Haifa.
Chairperson: Immigrant absorption: the contribution of research to policy making.
Feb 1990
21st Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan.
Discussant: Inequalities in the Israeli society.
Feb 1989
20th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Haifa University.
Paper: Measuring success of a deliberate social change.
Chairperson: Project Renewal after the first decade.
June 1987
2nd Conference of the Israeli Regional Science Association, Rehovot.
Paper: Conclusions and hypotheses following a comprehensive evaluation study of Project Renewal.
Dec 1986
Annual Conference of Israel Geographical Association, Tel-Aviv Univ.
Paper: Project Renewal as an area-targeted program.
Feb 1986
17th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Technion, Haifa.
Paper: The impact of Project Renewal on reduction of disparities in Israeli society.
Dec 1985
Special symposium of Israel Sociological Society on Women in Community Development, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan.
Paper: Relevant findings from the evaluation study of Project Renewal.
Feb 1984
15th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan.
Chairperson: Measuring the Social Impacts of Project Renewal.
Apr 1983
Israel Association of Social Workers Conference, The Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem.
Paper: Housing policy in Israel.
Feb 1983
14th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Haifa Univ. Member of the organizing committee.
Chairperson: Towns and communities.
Feb 1982
13th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Ben-Gurion Univ.,Be’er-Sheva.
Paper: The impact of self-help housing enlargement on the family and on the community.
Dec 1981
Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel, conference on “Neighborhood Rehabilitation – Principles and Reality”.
Paper: Social and physical rehabilitation: a necessary and possible combination.
Feb 1980
Symposium of the Section for Evaluation of Social Programs of Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan.
Chairperson: Methodology of social services evaluation.
Feb 1980
11th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem.
Chairperson: Social aspects of neighborhood rehabilitation.
June 1979
Symposium of the Section for Evaluation of Social Programs of Israel Sociological Society, Tel-Aviv Univ.
Chairperson: The evaluation of neighborhood programs.
May 1979
The American Cultural Center, Tel-Aviv
Discussant: The urban dilemma. A public discussion with Prof. Nathan Glazer (Harvard University, U.S.A.) and Mr. Adam Mazor (Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Feb 1979
10th Conference of Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan.
Chairperson: Urban sociology.
Feb 1979
Neaman Institute Conference “Preventing Neighborhood Deterioration”, Zichron Yaacov.
Program Co-Director.
Paper: The causes of neighborhoods’ deterioration.
Chairperson: Area-targeted social programs.
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