Rachelle Alterman, Professor|
Courses Taught and Program Development
Courses Taught And Program Development
Funded Research and Grants
Public-Professional Pro-Bono Service and Media
Invited Guest Lectures
Publications and Downloads
Citations of Alterman's publications by the Courts
Gaduate Student's Theses and Dissertation
Note: Unless otherwise stated, I serve as principal teacher, and the courses are taught at the Technion Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Current courses (at Technion)
Planning Theory: Technion. Compulsory graduate core course. Also taught at the U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981-82); and New York University (1986-87).
Taught in the past at Technion
The Plan-Implementation Process: Elective graduate seminar offered occasionally.
Courses Taught during Sabbaticals Overseas
Comparative planning systems and open space preservation: University of Wageningen, Mansholt Graduate School, the Netherlands. Ph.D. intensive course given in November 2005.
- University of Florida Law School, Oct. 1993.
- Georgia State University Law School, March 2006.
Continuing Education and Short Courses (selected)
Short courses in planning law, land policy, planning theory, public facilities, and public participation, given to professional groups through the Continuing and External Education Unit of the Technion, the Continuing Education Units of the Ministry of the Interior, the Jewish Agency, the Community Workers' Association, and the Association of Municipal engineers, Judges’ Continuing-Education Institute, Lawyers' Continuing Education Institute, the Municipal Engineers' Association, and the Land Surveyors' Association. Specifically these groups include:
1) Elected officials (mayors, councilors) 2) city engineers 3) planning officials 4) municipal land officers 5) Chartered Surveyors (land appraisers), 6) officials of the National Lands Authority 7) officials of the Ports and Railroads Authority 8) enforcement officers of development control 9) community workers and neighborhood planners (in Project Renewal) 10) elected office holders 11) municipal officials from developing countries. 12) Planning personnel of Haifa City, Course coordinator through Technion Extension. 13) Judges of lower and district courts 14) town planners and engineers in the Israeli Arab sector. 15) Office holders in the Israel General Comptroller's Office. 16) judges' refresher courses 17) agronomists and planners of the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development 18) lawyers' refresher courses. 19) municipal comptrollers' refresher course (1996). 20) Mayors' Forum, 1996. 21) City Engineers/planners refresher courses (1996x3). 22) Officers of the Ministry of Transportation (1996). Officers of the Ministry of Agriculture, 1997. 23) The Independent Association of Engineers and Architects, 1997. 24) Refresher course for local and district planning officers, Nov. 11, 1997 25) Officers of the Israel Ports and Railroads Authority - 1997-8 (through the Technion Continuing Education Unit) – built and organized this extensive course and gave 4 lectures. 26) Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law extension studies; Refresher course on “Law and Land”. Lecture on “Expropriation of Land Through the Planning and Building Law”, May 25, 1999. 27) Full-day training on Statutory Planning Institutions and Public Participation for the planners and engineers at the Ministry of Construction and Housing, Sept. 2000. 28) Refresher course for State Attorneys and Legal Advisors on property rights and the conversion of agricultural land to development. 29) Bar Ilan University Faculty of Law extension studies, refresher course on planning and property law – lecture on “exactions for public services through agreements”, June 5 2001. 30) Ministry of the Interior refresher courses for planners in local and district planning commissions, on developer agreements, Jan 24 2002, (at Netanya Municipal Education center - Maf’am). 31) “ELKA” Refresher Course on Public Participation in Governance for town mayors, held in Bnei Ayish local authority October 10 2002. 32) Refresher course to District and lower court judges, in a special course on planning law. Invited to give the course’s final lecture, on “What an international comparative perspective can teach us about Israeli planning law.” Neve Ilan, Nov. 28 2002. 33) Symposium of the Southern Sharon Regional Council – lecture on “The property rights revolution in the agricultural sector”, November 2002 (in the Carmel Beach Hotel, Haifa). 34) Workshop of the Association of Municipal Engineers to present options for an academic degree for such officials. Zichron Yaakov Dec. 5 2002. 35) Workshop for city planners in the Israeli-Arab sector. On “Planning laws and their relationship to private property rights”. Nazareth, February 3 2003. 36) Continuing education for land surveying engineers, lecture on public services, infrastructure provision, and property rights. Tel Aviv, February 2003. 37) Course for "Public Participation Consultants", Technion Continuing Education unit, lecture on "planning theories and public participation", Dec. 17 2003. 38) as above, lecture on "Israeli planning institutions and public representation", Dec. 24 2003. 39) Refresher course for planners in local planning commissions, through the Ministry of the Interior MAF'AM program; on “A critical comparative view of the Israeli planning law and institutions”, 18.2.2004. 40) Continuing education to high-school teachers of geography nation-wide; on "Planning institutions and the public interest", Sept. 11 2004, Tel Aviv. 41) Lawyers' Continuing Education Institute, Tel Aviv University, March 2005: Reform of Israel's planning law and the status of plans. 42) Israel Bar Association continuous education for local government attorneys, "Compensation rights according to the Israel Planning and Building Law: The need for reform. Oct. 15 2007 Tel Aviv. 43) Bar Ilan Continuous Education on Property Law: "An International Perspective on Compensation for Depreciation of Property Values under Israel's Planning Law: the Need for Reform". April 8 2008. 44) Lawyers' Continuing Education Institute, Tel Aviv University, 2008 45) Israel Institute of Land Appraisers. "Is compulsory dedication of land for public services a dead letter? A cross-national perspective". Eilat Nov. 25 2008. 46) Advocates' refresher course on local-government related law (Bar Ilan U): The need for reform of Israeli law on compensation for decline in property values due to planning decisions: Lessons from cross-national research. May 6 2009. 47) Judges’ continuous education, Maaleh HaHamisha, June 2009 (on challenges of the planning system in Israel from a cross-national perspective). 48) Bar Ilan University continuous education on law and planning, lecture on land readjustment in Israel in an international context July 14 2010). 49) The Sederot Annual Congress on Social Affairs, “The reform in the Israel Planning and Building Law”, Nov. 9 2010. 50) The Rehovot Conference for International Development - “The Challenges of Learning and Unlearning by Developing Countries”, December 2010. 51) Lawyers of the Haifa District, “The new fast-track legislation for housing vadal – Sept. 22 2011. 52) Elected councilors meeting initiated by the Female Councilors Association, Kefar Yona, Oct. 27 2011 on “Affordable Housing and Local Governments”.