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Tali Hatuka

Head of the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design,

Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University


Tali Hatuka (B.Arch, MSc., PhD), an architect and urban planner, is a Professor of Urban Planning and the head (and founder) of the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, in the Department of Geography and the Human Environment at Tel Aviv University ( Her work is focused primarily on two fields: (1) urban society (i.e., public space, conflicts and dissent); and (2) city design (i.e., housing and industrial areas, and technology). Her current major projects are: 1. The City in the Digital Age, with a focus on planning, technology, industry and inequality; 2. The City in the New Industrial Age, with a focus on the influence of industry on spatial development ;and 3. Dissent, Public Spaces, and Immigration, focusing on immigration and protests in contemporary cities. Her recent book, The Design of Protest (University of Texas Press, 2018), is an analysis of spatial characteristics and manifestations of protests. Hatuka is widely published in international peer-reviewed journals. She has also authored nine books and five co-edited volumes including: Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments (2010), The Factory (2011, Hebrew), State-Neighborhood (2012, Hebrew) The Planners (2013, Hebrew),City-Industry (2014, Hebrew), Land- Gardens (2017). Her forthcoming book with Eran Ben Josep, The City in the New Industrial Age, will be soon published in Routledge.

Eran Ben-Joseph 

Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Eran Ben-Joseph is a Professor Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and the former head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He authored and co-authored the books: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America, The Code of the City, RENEW Town and ReThinking a Lot. Eran worked as a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.

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