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Board of Directors

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 2016 – 2020

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Dr. Michal Breier

Chairperson

Architect and urban planner; Research Fellow at the  Urban Clinic of the Hebrew University and lecturer in urban design at Betzalel Academy of Art and Design. Research fields include informal urban environments; the politics of urban planning; urban planning and spatial justice in East Jerusalem.

Shelly Cohen

Board member

Ph.D in the Planning for the Environment with Communities Lab (PECLAB), Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University.

Nathan Moram

Board Member

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.

Littal Yadin

Board member

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.

Chen Misgav

Board Member

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. Oren Shlomo

Board Member

Architect and urban planning, completing a doctorate at Ben Gurion University on spatial codes in Israel’s Arab localities, and post-doctorate study at Haifa University on planning and law in the West Bank.

Nurit Agmon

Board Member

Nurit Agmon is a graduate of the Department of Architecture at the Betzalel Academy of Arts and Design, and an owner and partner of Braidman Agmon Architects. Agmon has experience in architectural design, spatial development, and supervision of planning projects of various scales, including: public buildings, educational institutions, residential buildings, private residential spaces, urban planning, preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and scenic planning. Her work is characterized by a holistic approach to architectural practice, with the belief that architecture plays a significant role in bringing out the value in public spaces. 

Vardit Tzurnamel 

Board Member

Vardit Tzurnamel is a Landscape Architect, and a graduate of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Technion. Tzurnamel has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, and is a partner in the Tzurnamel-Turner Landscape Architecture Firm, which engages in a wide range of landscape planning services. 

Maisa Totry Fakhoury

Board Member

Architect and urban planning, completing a doctorate at Ben Gurion University on spatial codes in Israel’s Arab localities, and post-doctorate study at Haifa University on planning and law in the West Bank.

Professor Erez Tzfadia

Board member, past chairperson

Socio-Political Geographer; Lecturer on planning, land and ethnic relations at the Department of Administration and Public Policy, Sapir College.

Muhammad Yunes

Board Member

Architect and Urban Planner, also has a degree in Political Science with a focus on local government. Lecturer at the Open University.