Prof. Revital Hatuka

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Prof. Revital Hatuka
Phone: 03-6405162
Fax: 03-6406862
Office: Yad Avner - Geography, 305

Research

My work is focused on two main fields: (1) The urban realm and society (i.e., public space, conflicts and dissent). This body of empirically based research is more theoretical and addresses the contemporary dynamics between urban space, society and technology. (2) Urban development and city design (i.e., housing and industrial areas, Smart cities). This field of research includes design-research projects funded by various agencies (municipalities and governmental institutions).  

 

Key projects includes:

  • Dissent in Public Space - An empirical qualitative study, conducted in 10 countries (with a team of research assistances/translators), funded by the EU, that analyses the physicality of protest by assessing the relationships between physical space and the process of planning protests. 

  • Industrial Urbanism - A collaborative project, with Prof. Eran Ben Joseph (MIT), which examines various prototypes of the city–industry relationship. The project main goal is to improve understanding of city–industry dynamics and to promote manufacturing as a key to the development of future cities.

  • Smart Cities Cyber Security (SCCS) - Cotemporary challenge is to develop smart cities that enjoy the benefits of big data while avoiding its pitfalls, namely, among other things, being sensitive to privacy and cyber security attacks. This collaborative  research project (Tali Hatuka, Urban Planning; Eran Toch, Engineering; Michael Birnhack, and Issi Rosen-Zvi, Law School)  investigate SCCS from several interrelated dimensions: planning, technology, social policy, local government law, and privacy law, applying diverse research methods, and aiming to offer a multi-faceted toolkit for the optimal design of SCCS.

  • Agonistic Engagement in Post-Migrant Societies – A A collaborative project with Professor Tanja Thomas (University of Tuebingen) and Fabian Virchow (Hochschule Düsseldorf, HSD), funded by GIF. This project posits ideas at the frontier of social sciences by addressing the concept of agonism and the place of political action in general and of political protest in particular. 

Education

  • B.A. (Summa cum Laude), Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1995

  • M.Sc. (Urban design), Department of Urban Design and Planning, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art, U.K, 1999

  • P.hD., Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2005

Academic Appointments

  • Senior (Tenured) Lecturer, Head, Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, Dep. of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, 2013-Present    

  • Lecturer, Head, Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design (LCUD), Dep. of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, 2009-2012

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, 2008-2009

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004-2008

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1999-2002

Awards and Prizes

  • Dean’s Award, Commendation, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, 1993

  • Akerstein Prize, For best architectural project, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, 1994

  • M.A. Studies Scholarship, Lord Goodman Scholarship, British Council, U.K , 1997

  • Visiting Scholar Fellowship, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, 2000

  • Technion Faculty Scholarship, Ph.D. Studies Scholarship, 2000-2004

  • Israel Architects Association Prize, Honorable Mention (Second Prize), for Maalot–Tarshiha Urban Development Competition, 2002

  • Gutwirth Prize, for academic excellence Distinction, Technion, 2003

  • Gutwirth Prize, for academic excellence Distinction, Technion, 2004

  • Technion Fein Fund, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2004

  • Fulbright, United States–Israel Educational Foundation, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2004

  • ISEF Fund, New York, USA, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2005

  • Karplus Prize, For academic excellence, Distinction for Ph.D. dissertation, Technion, Haifa, 2005

  • Getty Foundation, Institute Fellowship, 2006

  • New England Fund, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Technion, 2005

  • European Community Marie Curie Fellowship (OIF), 2006-2008

  • European Community, Summer Institute Fellowship, Prague, 2008

  • European Community Marie Curie Fellowship (IRG), 2009-2012

  • Best Paper (with A. Baykan), Planning Perspectives Journal, 2012

  • Rechter Prize for Young Israeli Architect, Ministry of Culture and Sport, 2012

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