L.A. Shachar Zur

Associate Research Fellow

Landscape Architecture Track

Director and owner of Studio Zura Ltd, Partner and chief designer, TreeTube Ltd. Urban forestry expert, lecturer at the Technion, researcher, Urban Forestry consultant. Among the authors of the "Tree shade National Strategic Plan" of Israel 2022. Professional background: For 7 years Shachar worked at the Dutch office west8 and took part in a wide variety of award-winning international projects, including the Toronto central waterfront master plan and realization, M-RIO river park in Madrid, Governors Island public Park in Manhattan and more. Today, director and owner of Studio Zura, which deals with landscape design with specialization in green Infrastructure and urban forest planning. Advisor to the Tel Aviv chief architect on urban forest. Partner and senior planner at TreeTube Ltd, a start-up that develops, manufactures, and installs tree planting infrastructure in built-up environment. Lecturer on the "Urban Forest" course at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion since 2016. Lecturer on the topic of urban forest for a variety of associations including "Neighborhood 360" (the Israeli Green Building Council), the "Israeli City 2030" course (Merhav Movement, the 15th Forum), "Health Promoting Planning" course of the Heschel Center and the Ministry of Health. A key lecturer at dozens of conferences including for the Ministry of Agriculture, The Israeli Association of Landscape Architects, the Israeli Green Building Council, Merhav Movement for Israeli Urbanism, The Heschel Center for Sustainability, the Israeli Horticulture and Landscape Organization. Independent researcher in the field of urban forestry and tree shading. education: 2017 - master's degree MSC Landscape Architecture, with thesis, topic: "Trees habitat in the Israeli urban environment", The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion. 2003 - bachelor's degree with honors BLA Landscape Architecture, The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion. Previously a 4-year board member, The Israeli Association of Landscape Architects.

/Nature based solutions /Urban Forestry /Carbon sequestration

Shachar Zur