Professor Rachelle 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

Project Head and Coordinator of EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project – details here.
May 2015 – Awarded Liverpool University Press Certificate of Recognition for excellence in the role of reviewer for Town Planning Review journal.  Click for more.
May 2014 – Selected as one of 16 key thinkers in planning thought, in project: Encounters in Planning Thought.  Includes book and lecture series.
July 2012 – Awarded the highest honor of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) – an Honorary Membership.  Click here to read more.  Click here for videos of my reflections at AESOP’s 25th Anniversary Assembly.

Fields of research:
– Comparative Planning Law and Land Use Regulation

– Comparative Land Policy and Property Rights
– Housing policy
– Planning Theory and Method
– 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* (for more see Media):
“Are residential high rises the solution to Israel’s housing shortage?” Ha’aretz, February 2013
“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

* Scores of newspaper articles have been featured in Hebrew-only newspapers and these papers occasionally also translate to English. 

Click here for download of full CV and list of publications.

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
Takings International – now with Chinese translation (image to right)!
A Comparative Perspective on Land Use Regulations and Compensation Rights
ABA Press
OUT OF PRINT – Click here to download pre-publication versions of all chapters.
Download pre-publication version of the main comparative analysis – chapters 1-3
Download the pre-publication version of Chapter 16 – Israel
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Planning in the Face of Crisis
Land Use, Housing, and Mass Immigration in Israel
Routledge Press
Book Review in Planning Theory Journal
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* Cited in Arab League Conference for Reconstruction, October 2003 – “Non Conventional Methods for the Reconstruction of Destroyed Areas
National-Level Planning in Democratic Counties
An International Comparison of City and Regional Policy-Making

Liverpool University Press
Details and purchase from the publisher
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Download: Front Matter, Chapter 1, Chapter 11
Neighbourhood Regeneration
An Internal Evaluation
Download front matter and introduction
Download Chapter 10
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Private Supply of Public Services
Evaluation of Real Estate Exactions, Linkage and Alternative Land Policies
New York University Press
Download section on Exaction American Style
Download section on Developer Provisions of Public Benefits
Download section on Exaction Law and Social Policy in Israel
Evaluating Plan Implementation:
The National Statutory Planning System in Israel
Pergamon Press
Urban Renewal Planning in Israel