Sustainable Independent Urban Areas

06 February 2023, 13:30 
Porter Building for Environmental Studies 
Sustainable Independent Urban Areas

Monday, February 6, 2023

Porter Building for Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University



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13:30 Gathering


14:00  Greetings

Professor Itai Sened, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University

Professor Ami Moyal, President of Afeka, The Academic College of Engineering in Tel-Aviv

Dr. Gideon Friedman, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Energy


14:30 –15:15  Keynote lecture

Professor Paul Romer, Nobel Laureate in Economy, NYU

“The Economic Power of Independent Cities"


15:15 – 16:00 Panel - Independent cities in Israel

Panel moderator - Professor Itai Sened


Professor Asher Tishler, Tel-Aviv University

Jonathan Hearn, OASIX

Dorit Banet, CEO, Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy

Uriel Babczyk, Ministry of Energy

Amichai Drori, Local Government Center

Professor Erel Avineri, Afeka, The Academic College of Engineering in Tel-Aviv


16:00 – 16:20 Coffee break


16:20 – 17:45 Short lectures and discussion: Independent cities and energy

Moderator: Dr. Vered Blass, Head of the Laboratory for Innovation in Industrial Ecology, Tel-Aviv University

Dr. Boaz Keidar, Tel-Aviv - Yafo Municipality, "On the roofs of Tel Aviv"

Elad Topel, Eilat Municipality, "A model for resetting greenhouse gases in the city"

Architect Shany Barath, Technion, "A simulation tool in urban planning to encourage energy independence and environmental awareness."

Professor David Perlmutter, Ben Gurion University, "Energy independence in the cities of the future: the end of the carbon age?"

Dr. Moshe Tshuva, Afeka College, The Academic College of Engineering in Tel Aviv, "Hashmel 100"


17:45 – 18:00 Summary – Dr. Vered Blass

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