Sustainable Independent Urban Areas
Monday, February 6, 2023
Porter Building for Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University
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