Author: LCUD

New Book by LCUD: Land-Gardens

The book calls us to reflect on the role of the landscape in cities in Israel and the ways in which planning strategies, policies, and practices, and, also, people, are altering it. to read more about the book….

Tali Hatuka is the Gust Editor of the last Issue of Built Environment

“Industrial Urbanism: Exploring the City–Production Dynamic” This issue  focuses on the spatial implications and physical manifestation of contemporary manufacturing in the city. In doing so it addresses four key questions. 1. What are the contemporary relationships between city and industry? 2. Should contemporary manufacturing be subjected to the same rules and zoning regulations as its […]


This website archaives all the collabrate project of Tali Hatuka (TAU) and Eran Ben Yosef (MIT) on Industrial Urbanism. Industrial Urbanism moves the conversation beyond the negative, exploring the relationship between current urban planning practices and the places where goods are made today. In a time of dramatic shifts in the manufacturing sector — from […]

International Summer School in Urban Ethnography

The fourth edition of the Summer School in Urban Ethnography builds on the collaborative working environment established in the previous editions. The School’s core mission is to provide participants with an inside view on the practice and the skills of urban ethnography. For further information and application, click here.

Planning Perspectives: Editor’s Choice

Editor of Planning Perspectives, Michael Hebbert selects one stand out article from new each issue of the journal to join the Editor’s Choice Collection. These articles are free to access. The paper, “The challenge of distance in designing civil protest: the case of Resurrection City in the Washington Mall and the Occupy Movement in Zuccotti Park” was selected […]

The Choreography of Protest: A Closing event

Lecture: Tactics and Strategies in designing Protests, Dr. Tali Hatuka. The lecture is followed by an open discussion, focusing on the personal experiences of social and political activists. Participating: Avi Yalo (the Israeli-Ethiopians protest), Yariv Oppenheimer (“Peace Now” movement) and Oren Ziv (“ActiveStills”). Thursday, January 21st at 20:00, the Architect’s House Gallery, Jaffa (15 HaMigdalor St.) [...]

Industrial Urbanism Symposium

Monday, October 27, 2014 4 -7 p.m.  MIT Media Lab, (E-14) Sixth Floor (directions) Watch the Symposium Online For further information: Symposium Program Details and Registration Abstract In a time of dramatic shifts in the manufacturing sector -- from large industrial-scale production and design to small-scale distributed systems; from polluting and consumptive production to a [...]


The blog “Urbanologia” is an independent platform for ideas, dialogues and discussions about urbanity, by the Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design. It presents a wide spectrum of opinions and views about the mundane and extraordinary, the planned and the unexpected, the malfunctions and successes stories. The blog also seeks to expose the lab’s current work […]


“All the Happy Cities”, by Tali Shamir, Calcalist, February 06, 2014. “A Neighborhood in the Making”, by Eran Eldar, Ma’ariv, December 14, 2012 (online version, December 20, 2012). “A Vision for the New Neighborhood”, by Ester Zandberg, Ha’aretz, November 14, 2012. An invitation to the book launch event – Thursday, January 03, 2013, 8pm, at […]

The Planners: Concepts in Urban Planning in Israel

Invitation The Israeli planning system is embedded in a complex political and social context, which intensifies the sensitivity of the planning practice and its spatial intervention. This conference presents key concepts in urban planning that influence contemporary practice. These concepts are presented by practitioners and academicians in three round-table sessions, with an aim of developing [...]

Urban Design and Civil Protest

"Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state", Peter Beaumont, The Observer, June 22, 2013 "Contemporary Protests Are Embracing an 'Open Door' Policy", American Friends of Tel Aviv University, October 24, 2011 "Designing a City for Safe Protests", American Friends of Tel Aviv University, February 23, 2011 "Choreographies of Civil Protest", [...]

Planning Perspectives Prize for Best Planning History Article

Planning Perspectives prize (2012) for the best planning history article published in the journal in the last two years: T. Hatuka and A. Baykan, “Politics and Culture in the Making of Public Space: Taksim Square, 1 May 1977, Istanbul”, Planning Perspectives vol. 25(1), 2010, pp. 49–68 Abstract: This paper analyses how political and cultural claims over […]

Kiryat Gat 2025

“Meet the Smart City: the Technological Vision for Kiryat Gat”, Alex Doron, Ma’ariv, July 9, 2012 “An Experiment in the South: Kiryat Gat’s Digital Pavilions”, Roni Bar, xnet, June 7, 2012 “Reinventing Planned Cities: Rethinking ’50s Era ‘New Towns’“, Scott R Campbell, MIT News, May 22, 2012 “Re-inventing the Planned City”,  American Friends of Tel […]