The Society, Space and Planning Lab led by Dr. Emil Israel, focuses on geographical research that deals with the study of the city and the region and their development. This study covers a variegated scale of socio-cultural facets. The research in the Lab stems from a profound intellectual interest, in science that comes to expand the knowledge about the various effects that spatial development has on humans, their wellbeing, life-chances and on other diverse fields of life in which persons are involved. The research in the laboratory philosophically discusses the normative significance of development and empirically investigates it in different research methods that carry potential for policy recommendations in the field of planning. It investigates, for example, matters of the built environment and human happiness, social stratification land use and urban structure, productivity and urban autonomy, core-periphery innovation and the sharing economy in tourism.
Dr. Emil Israel is a geographer and urban planner, who teaches in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, topics of Urban Geography, Land Use Planning, and Strategic Planning of Regions.
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