The Lab is a recent organizational enterprise; however, members of the Lab have long been intensively involved in research of the fields of urban regeneration, housing and community development in the framework of The Center of Urban and Regional Studies. Products of their research activity are presented in the following two lists: one includes publications since 2006 and the other – selected older publications.
Carmon, N. and Fainstein S. (editors and authors), Policy, Planning and People: Promoting Justice in Urban Development. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013 (ISBN 978-0-8122-2239-5) (Paper and Ebook. 416 pages).
Eizenberg, E. From the Ground Up: Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation. Ashgate, 2013 (208 pages).
Molin. E. and Carmon, N., Culture in Urban Regeneration: The International Experience and the Case of Tel Aviv. Haifa: S. Neaman Institute and Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Technion, 2014 (Hebrew, 272 pages) (ISBN 987-965-409-053-7).
Alterman, R., Silverman, E., Pialkov H. Mualem, N. and Iuclea, M., Affordable housing. Haifa: The Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Technion, 2012 (Hebrew, 196 pages) ( ISBN 978-965-409-045-2).
Theses and dissertations
Nava Kaynar-Persov, Ph.D. 2017. “Strategies of Renewal of Urban Residential Areas: Conceptualization, Charecterization and Equity-Oriented Evaluation” (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Aviv Negbi, M.Sc. 2017. “Hosing Cooperatives in Israel: Challenges and Opportunities” (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Efrat Eizenberg and Naomi Carmon.
Inna Burstein, MURP Final Project, 2016. Final Project: “Housing Renewal Alternatives for the Town of Kiryat Shmona”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Shay Am Shalem, M.Sc ., 2016. “Urban Intentional Communities and the Correlation with Sense of Community on Disadvantaged Neighborhoods”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Efrat Eizenberg and Pnina Plaut.
Chen Naor, M.Sc., 2015. “Studentification in Peripheral Communities in Israel: Socio-Spatial Relationships between College Students and Local Residents”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon and Yosef Jabareen.
Einat Amoyal, Ph.D. 2012. “Social Capital in the Contexts of Urban Planning and Immigrant Integration”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Nurit Tzafrir, M.Sc. 2011. “Kfar Shalem – A Unique Story of Demolition and Redevelopment”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon and Emily Silverman.
Elvira Molin, Ph. D., 2010. “Culture Strategies in Urban Regeneration”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Lila Chudnovsky, M.Sc., 2009. “The Relationships between Urban Open Space, Place Attachment and Social Networks”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon and Michal Mitrani.
Tamar Lanir, M.Sc., 2008. “Affordable Housing: Analysis of International Experience and Lessons to Israel”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Yulia Ziflinger, Ph.D. 2007. “Social Equity in Urban Regeneration Processes: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Measurement”. (Hebrew with English abstract). Supervised by Naomi Carmon.
Original papers in refereed journals and books
Eizenberg E. “Patterns of self-organization in the context of urban planning: Reconsidering venues of participation” Planning Theory forthcoming.
Fenster T. and Eizenberg E. “Planning with communities in regeneration projects: Towards a gendered civic capacity.” Gender, Place, and Culture 2016.
Marom N. and Carmon N., “Affordable Housing Plans in London and New York: Between Marketplace and Social Mix”. Housing Studies, Vol. 30, No. 7, Oct.2015, pp. 993-1015.
Epstein-Pliouchtch, M. & Abramovich, T. (2016), Resilience of Public Spaces: A Case Study of the Colonies in Ottoman Palestine, 1878-1918, in: C. Hein (ed.), History-Urbanism-Resilience, 17 IPSH Conference, Vol 17, No 1, Delft, TU, 2016,, pp.125-134.
Carmon, N. and Eizenberg E. “Neighborhood”. In: Wright J. (editor), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier Science, 2015, pp. 437-447.
Eizenberg, E. and Cohen N. “Reconstructing urban image through cultural flagship events: The case of Bat-Yam.” Cities 42: 54-62, 2015.
Carmon, N., Book review: “Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities” by Lawrence Vale. Social Security (Bitahon Sotsiali) # 94, July 2014, special issue on Public Housing (Hebrew), pp. 243-245.
Carmon, N. “The Profession of Urban Planning and its Societal Mandate”. In: Carmon, N. and Fainstein S. (editors), Policy, Planning and People: Promoting Justice in Urban Development. Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2013, pp.13-31.
Carmon, N. and Palgi M. “Kibbutz”. In: A. T. Carswell (editor), Encyclopedia of Housing, 2nd Edition. Sage Publications, 2012.
Epstein-Pliouchtch, M. (2012) “A Narrative Portrait of Israeli Modernity: the Urban and the Rural”, in Casciato, M. and d’Orgeix, E. (ed.) Modern Architectures: The Rise of a Heritage, Collines de Wavre, Editions Mardaga, 51-60.
Amoyal, E. and Carmon N., “Social Capital: Meaning, Measurement and Significance for Urban Planning”. Planning – Journal of the Israeli Association of Planners, Vol. 8, No 2, 2011, pp. 20-43 (Hebrew with an English abstract).
Jabareen, Y. and Carmon, N., “Community of Trust: A Socio-Cultural Approach for Community Planning and the Case of Gaza”. Habitat International, Vol. 34, 2010, pp.446-453.
Amdur, L., Epstein-Pliouchtch, M. (2009). Planners’ Places, Users’ Places: Place Meanings at the New Central Bus Station. Journal of Urban Design, 14(2), 147 – 161.
Epstein-Pliouchtch, M., & Fuchs, R. (2009). Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: Two Opposing Histories of Urban Modernity. in: Jagan Shah (ed.) Asian Cities: Legacies of the Modernity, New Delhi, 2009, 24-34.
Epstein-Pliouchtch, M., & Fuchs R. (2008). Myth, History and Conservation in Tel-Aviv. in: Dirk, van den Heuvel, & Maarten, Mesman (ed.) The Challenge of Change, Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement, IOS Press & Delft University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 109-114.
Breitling, S., Dill, A., Epstein-Pliouchtch, M. and others (2006). Happy People in a Housing Utopia, Building Environment, DOCOMOMO Italia Giornale, (Marcosano Dell’Erba, C., Casciato, M., Tinacci, E. (ed.) Ataköy Workshop, Istanbul, How to Preserve a Housing Utopia, 5-6.