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What would you change aboutt he city, if you were only 95cm high, the average height of a three year old? so much thinking is devoted to educating and raising our children, but we tend to ignore the fact that the mcity itself has an important impact on child development. According to Professor James Heckman, “The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible, from birth through age five, in...
During 2016 the Urban Clinic joined forces with the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning to upgrade the annual lecture series “Voices from the Field”, in which top Israeli professionals shared their experiences on a select topic. The topic for 2015/2016 was public engagement in planning, touching on issues such as innovative technology and NGO engagement in Arab local councils. The second semester hosted talks on the unique structure of...
On 2014, a new Urban Clinic course exposed graduate students to the unique Jerusalem Community Council model. Co-taught with the Jerusalem municipality deputy chief city architect, Dana Bornstein, the course dealt with issues of diversity and inclusiveness through the perspective of the community urban planners. Students mapped and analyzed five different neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and their findings were presented to an assembly of urban...
The social urbanism report offers insights and lessons from Israelis who have participated in the UNHABITAT World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, in April 2014. Each of the participants writes based on his or her interests, the city Medellin, the conference, and especially the meeting points between their experiences in Medellin and their work in Israel. CLICK HERE FOR THE URBAN CLINIC'S REPORT ON WUF7 IN MEDELLIN COLUMBIA >>  MORE...
“Place Making is now a buzz word in Hebrew”, we’re told, after our week long urban festival with NYC based Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Our new publication (In Hebrew) profiles leading Placemakers, from the Mayor of Acre to a hostel owner, including artists and architects, municipal officials and government policy makers. It also provides detailed information about the PPS method, as well as critical pieces by HUJI doctorate students. Our...
Too often, there is a disconnect between planners and the neighborhoods they work in. Planners may lack knowledge of what’s happening on the ground,  and residents can feel powerless to affect change. The Urban Clinic’s “Community Urban Planning” project brings together 40 architects/planners and community organizers from 10 cities to develop new tools that bridge the gap. The first three sessions have explored the Jerusalem model, with...