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We were excited to celebrate our 10 years anniversary on July 2019 with former and current members of lab. We were happy to receive virtual greetings from all our international alumni. The Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design was established in 2009 by Prof. Hatuka at TAU.

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 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 […]