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URBAN INNOVATION - Changes in Urban Design


February 2019
Partners: UN Habitat, UNESCO, Israel Urban Forum, Ministry of Construction and Housing, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Mike Turner UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and
Conservation Studies, Graduate Program in Urban Design,
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Dr. Yoel Siegel Senior Advisor to UN-Habitat
School of Social Work and Social Welfare,
Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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The years 2015 and 2016 provided texts that significantly influenced the way we think in
urbanism, conservation and development. This joint Bezalel Academy and Hebrew University course considers the challenge of implementing the new concepts in the local context of Israeli cities.

The texts, together with current research in the field, may help to rethink the urban methodology in Israel, raising cross-cutting challenges relating to cultural diversity, urban
planning and rehabilitation in all its forms, including coping with ‘Israel 100’ which will see the population double.

Goal 11 of the '2030 Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs), states that cities must be safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. This course asks ‘How can these guidelines be translated into urban design? How can we implement them in Israeli cities? What can be the role of participatory planning? How does the digital revolution affect urban change?’

In addition, the 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and 2016 New Urban Agenda (NUA) texts will be examined in connection with case studies from Israel and the world. This process will complement an understanding of the potential implementation in the planning systems, with the help of laws and regulations, to create urban renewal and innovation.

Course content
• Urbanization - managing the speed of change:
globalization, climate change, technology
• Urban texts since 2000
• Social and cultural components of planning
• Heritage and identity
• Urban renewal and smart cities
• Sustainability and urban resilience - the triangle: society, economy, environment
• Tools for evaluation of urban design and planning


15/2/2019 Friday
20/2/2019 Wednesday
22/2/2019 Friday
27/2/2019 Wednesday

Hansen House, Gdalyahu Alon St 14, Jerusalem

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