Devora Fried joined the clinic in early 2017 as an early childhood development consultant for the Urban 95 cm project. Devora is a faculty member in Early Childhood Development studies within the "Schwartz Program" at the Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (from 1989 until today) guides graduate students in Early Childhood Development studies and is active in various projects within the program. In her previous position, she coordinated a committee of experts for the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (the Initiative for Applied Research in Education), which discussed topics of "Family relations - a framework for education and their relation to child development and success in the education system". From 2010 to 2013, Devora coordinated Early Childhood Development and Welfare projects for the Rashi Foundation, and established and...
The Urban Clinic Team
Founding Director Dr. Emily Silverman is a faculty member at the Hebrew University Geography Department where she teaches courses in housing policy and urban regeneration, social aspects of planning, and community development. Emily holds a Ph.D. in social policy from the London School of Economics, a master’s degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Swarthmore College in the United States.Her work in academia builds on her previous practice in non-profit management and community development, including working with and for numerous international and Israeli philanthropic foundations, Israeli governmental ministries and municipalities, NGOs and civil society. She is a founding member of the Coalition for Affordable Housing in Israel, was the first director of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel’s Tel Aviv c...
Hani joined the clinic in 2016 as the coordinator of the 'Urban Community Planning' project. Hani is an urban planner that specializes in long term planning, with an emphasis on public, sustainable transportation, housing, and social sustainability. She hold a B.A in geography and a Master's degree in public policy and government from the Hebrew University. Hani has previously worked in transportation planning consulting, in 'Egged' - the national public transportation company, and in the strategic planning department of the Holon Municipality. She believes in the importance of combining academic knowledge and practice, and in assimilating the social and communal components throughout the planning process.Contact Hani: firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect Islam Da'is lives in the Abu Tor neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Islam has a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University in Hebron and has experience in Area C planning and preparing detailed outline plans for Palestinian villages. Islam is currently completing a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and works as a Community Urban Planner within the Neighborhood Authority. As a Community Urban Planner Islam coordinates municipal planning and development at the community level and serves as a liaison between the residents and city planning and development authorities. As part of her work at the Clinic Islam is responsible for coordinating instructional meetings for Palestinian East Jerusalem planners about planning and legal issues in East Jerusalem.Contact Islam: email@example.com
Architect Maliha Zugayar holds a B.A. in Architecture from Birzeit University in Ramallah. She is currently completing a master's degree in Urban Planning at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lives in Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem. Maliha works for a private architectural firm preparing city building plans and building permits in East Jerusalem, and takes part in a joint project between the Urban Clinic and the IPCRI Association, which aims to promote urban education and empower communities by focusing on urban issues from a neighborhood perspective.Contact Maliha : firstname.lastname@example.org
Michal joined the Urban95 Project in February 2017 as the project's knowledge manager and researcher. Michal holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle East History from the University of Haifa, a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a diploma in Information Management from the Technion. Over the past 15 years, Michal has written policy papers in various fields of public policy and has dealt with the planning and implementation of advocacy strategies with government ministries. She managed the Research and Information Department of Sikkuy, the Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality between Jews and Arabs. During the past 3 years, Michal has been engaged as an independent consultant and researcher for non-government organizations.Contact Michal: email@example.com
Miriam joined the Clinic in 2017 as the English media intern, and will replace Ori Shechter as the Friday tours coordinator in Fall of 2017. Miriam received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Oregon, and is currently completing her M.A. in Geography and Urban and Regional Planning at the Hebrew University. Before joining the Clinic Miriam worked as an informal educator teaching North American students about issues surrounding Israel, Palestine, and Jerusalem. Contact Miriam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Moran joined the clinic in 2016 as the new coordinator, replacing Hila Bar-Ner. She holds a B.A in French and German literature, and a Master's degree in Community Development (Glocal), both from the Hebrew University. During her M.A, Moran complered a four-month internship in Chiapas, Mexico, working with indigenous women in a women-coffee cooperative. Today she is also active in the local consumer's cooperative - Beshutaf. As the Clinic coordinator, Moran is in charge of new media, publications and projects, and conducts an external evaluation of the academic course "Urban planning for early childhood" led by Dr. Yoav Lerman. Contact Moran: email@example.com
Murad holds a bachelor's degree in Geography and Middle Eastern Studies and previously worked at the International Peace and Cooperation Center on projects to prepare master plans for East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Murad is currently completing a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the Hebrew University, and works as a neighborhood planner for the East Jerusalem Central Business District, Sheikh Jarrah and Wadi Joz. Murad specializes in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and surveys, as well as participates in various mapping projects mapping needs and neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.Contact Murad: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noga joined the clinic in 2016 as the manager of the Planning for Children program. She holds an M.A in in social work from the Hebrew University. Noga had previously worked for the Jerusalem municipality, in the social welfare deprtment for the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood. She later worked in the community and social services department at the Jerusalem municipality, where she promoted a unique program called 'the inclusion of social components in urban planning processes', a new field that promotes the assimilation of social aspects in planning, and advocates for the use of planning mechanisms as tools for social change. Contact Noga: email@example.com
Architect Ya'ara Rozner Manor joined the clinic in 2015 as a member of the team and a lecturer in the clinic's internship course. She is an architect, urban planner and a doctoral student at Ben Gurion University. For over a decade, she has led and participated in planning teams that defined national policy regarding metropolitan parks, coastal environment preservation, and created strategic and statutory plans for cities and regions. She has eight years of teaching experience at the Hebrew University, Bezalel academy and Ben Gurion University and is the winner of several academic grants and prizes, including the Planners' Association "Best Researcher" (2013), the Sandberg foundation scholarship (2009) for excellent research in the field of Architecture and Design (2009), ans was part of a workshop for noted researchers at Harvard University. Yaara's resear...
Yuval Dreyer Shilo joined the Urban Clinic in 2017 as a fellow in the Urban95 program, and also serves as coordinator of the New Neighborhoods project. Yuval holds a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from the Hebrew University, and is currently completing a master's degree in Geography and Urban and Regional Planning. In addition to his activities in the Clinic, Yuval is head of New Media at Sikkuy, a Jewish-Arab joint organization for promoting equality and partnership. Yuval lives in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem with his wife and daughter.Contact Yuval: firstname.lastname@example.org