Rachelle Alterman, Professor
The DAVID AZRIELI CHAIR in Architecture / Town Planning

Professor Rachelle AltermanRachelle Alterman
Urban Planning and Law

Founding President and Honorary Fellow, the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights 

Co-Founder, Platform of Experts in Planning Law

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

July 2012 - Awarded the highest honor of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) - an Honorary Membership.

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Click here for videos of my reflections at AESOP's 25th Anniversary Assembly.

Fields of research:
- Comparative Land Use and Planning Law - Comparative Land Policy and Property Rights

- Planning Theory and Method
- Public Participation in Planning
- Implementation of Public Policy

* Recipient of the Landau Prize in Academic Excellence (national prize) in the category of Urban Studies - 2008.
* Recipient of the Israel Planners' Association's highest honor on March 8, 2007.  Read Haaretz newspaper's coverage of the event (in Hebrew) here.

Selected newspaper clippings in English*:
- "How Green was their Valley" Ha'aretz, January 2012
- "The fast track to high-density building rights", Ha'aretz, July 2008
- "High on Life", Ha'aretz, June 2008
- "A Puzzle Within an Enigma", Ha'aretz, 2007

* Several more newspaper articles have been featured in Hebrew-only newspapers and these papers ocassionally also translate to English. 

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Email alterman@technion.ac.il
Telephone Direct: +972-4-8294037.  Cell: +972-50-5292917:
Home tel & fax  Home tel: +972-9-8991455; fax +972-9-8991477


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A Comparative Perspective on Land Use Regulations and Compensation Rights

ABA Press

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Planning in the Face of Crisis
Land Use, Housing, and Mass Immigration in Israel

Routledge Press

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National-Level Planning in Democratic Counties
An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making
Liverpool University Press

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Neighbourhood Regeneration
An Internal Evaluation


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Private Supply of Public Services
Evaluation of Real Estate Exactions, Linkage and Alternative Land Policies

New York University Press

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Evaluating Plan Implementation:
The National Statutory Planning System in Israel

Pergamon Press