Bimkom is very grateful to our previous Chairs for their service and guidance, including:
Professor Tovi Fenster: 1999 – 2003
Architect Eli Elan: 2003 – 2004
Architect Yoav Weinberg: 2004 – 2007
Dr. Haim Yacobi: 2007 – 2010
Professor Yishai Blank: 2010 – 2013
Naama Meishar: 2013 – 2016
Professor Erez Zfadia
Socio-Political Geographer; Lecturer on planning, land and ethnic relations at the Department of Administration and Public Policy, Sapir College; His research and publications are concerned with the relations between capital, nationality and spatial policy, and their ramifications on ethno-class stratification and on the relations between groups in peripheral areas.
Graduate of Landscape Architecture at the Technion. Naama lectures for the Department of Architecture in the Technion and curates artistic and architectural exhibitions. She is currently completing a Ph.D in Cultural Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and researching the subject of environmental culture.
Prof. Alex Alexander
Architect and Town Planner, Former Professor of Town Planning at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee USA and university lecturer in Israel. Ph.D. University of California, Berkley. He has worked as an architect and as an expert advisor to governmental and local bodies in both the USA and Israel. He has published extensively on decision making, inter and intra-organizational cooperation, evaluation of plans and planning rights.
Architect, Researcher on Culture and Editor of The Gallery (Architects’ House, Jaffo)
Economist and Urban Planner. Received his MA in urban planning from the Technion. Responsible for urban renewal and housing in the Bat-Yam municipality; is a member of the Young Town Planners Forum.
Architect. Doctoral candidate at Ben Gurion University. Studies issues of informal urban environment, the politics of urban planning, anthropology of Human Rights, and urban citizenship.
Senior lecturer at the School of Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya. Previously, he was a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Technion. He holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology, Tel Aviv University and an MSc in Urban Development Planning, University College London. His current research focuses on strategic planning, visioning and urban inequality in Global South cities, especially in India and South Africa. He is the author of the book City of Concept: Planning Tel Aviv (2009, Babel Press). He researches and publishes on topics including urban planning, comparative urbanism, urban sustainability and international development.
Holds a Bachelor of Design degree from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem (1978) and a Master of Science in Urban Planning degree from Columbia University, New York City (1985). From 1986 till 2003 worked in the public sector, amongst other posts as Director of the Urban Planning Department at the Jerusalem Municipality and as Deputy Director General for Planning at the Israel Government Tourist Corporation. Since 2004 works as an independent urban planner. In 2008-9 participated in a joint course for Israeli and Palestinian architects and planners sponsored by the School for Peace at Neve Shalom/ Wahat al Salam.
Geographer and Urban Planner. PhD in Geography and the Human Environment from Tel Aviv University. Research has included issues of planning and sexuality, and the needs of the LGTB population in Tel Aviv, and spatial activism regarding gender and sexual orientation.
Dr. Eran Tzin
PhD in Planning from the Geography and Environmental Development Department in Ben Gurion University. Addresses issues of geography and law, urban planning and human rights, economy, politics and environmental justice. For some years was an advisor in the Clinic for Environmental and Social Change in College of Law and Business.