Media

Television and Radio Appearances

  1. National TV Evening News, Sept. 4 1989. Criticizing the Emergency Law to Shorten Planning Procedures proposed by the Minister of Finance.  Radio interview and news conference on same topic.
  2. National TV talk show re., May 23, 1994. Hike in land prices
  3. National TV morning news interview, May 24, 1995 re.. expropriations – what can the “average citizen” do to reduce the risk and damage.
  4. National radio program (Gal b), June 17 1997. on Social Justice and Land Policy, served as expert-anchor for 2 hours.
  5. Local TV news for the Haifa area, 1997-8. several appearances on public participation in planning and on illegal development.
  6. Local TV news for the Netanya area, 1997-8. two appearances regarding planning and housing issues in the Netanya area, including issues of “exclusionary zoning”, open space preservation in the region, etc.
  7. National TV program (Channel 1) – “Politika”, Feb. 22, 1999. On the issue of privatization trends in land and development interests.
  8. National TV program (Channel 2), “So and So” (“kakha ve’kakha”), April 24 1999. On “It Will Be Dense” (issues of national land use and planning).
  9. National radio, -. Interviews or talks on current issues in planning law, land policy, and on Project Renewal, in the legal-affairs program Din u` Devarim and other programs.
  10. Radio, 1998. Several radio interviews on changes in the Planning Law proposed by the Minister, intended to reduce public participation.
  11. Reshet Aleph, 1999. National radio program on “Israel in the Year 2020” – a simulation.  Hour-long
  12. Reshet Bet, 1999 – Oct. 4. Interviewed and cited extensively on the national news regarding the proposal to transfer the national planning administration to the Prime Minister’s Office under a proposed National Planning Authority.
  13. National TV (“academic channel”), February 2001. Program on the issue of agricultural land conversion for development.
  14. National TV evening news (“Mabat la’hadashot”), January 1 2002. Inserted a report about the recent decision by the National Planning Board not to require any public notice regarding applications to site cellular antennas in urban areas.   I do not appear in person, but my testimony at the Knesset Science Committee that same day serves as the direct basis for this report.
  15. Regional TV evening program (TEVEL Cable TV for the Northern Region), March 11 2002. Debate on the property rights of leaseholders of agricultural land in Israel.
  16. Regional TV, Netanya Region, October 6-7, 2002. interview about planning issues regarding housing densities, public services, and social-justice issues (such public objections to the location of old-age homes, tax-load distribution, and distribution of terrorist-security burden) in the City of Netanya.
  17. Regional TV Haifa Region, October 10 2002. Interview about planning issue regarding high-rise building in the Carmel Mountain Center area of Haifa, proposal to provide incentives to preserve and regenerate historic housing in the Hadar area, and public participation rights.
  18. Regional TV Haifa Region, November 2002. Panel interview regarding recent community-based interest groups that have tried to influence public planning in Haifa (for better, and for worse).
  19. National TV, Channel 1: Al Ha-Kavenet weekly program about the Middle East, September 7 2003. Interviewed about my World Bank report on lessons that the Palestinian Authority can draw from Israel`s land and housing policies for immigrant absorption, as input into the Authority`s plans to take in Palestinian refugees.
  20. National TV, Channel 10. “London and Kirschenbaum” current affairs program, October 2003. Interviewed at length about my World Bank report on lessons that the Palestinian Authority can draw from Israel`s land and housing policies for immigrant absorption.
  21. National TV, Science Channel (8). “Bulldog” – environmental affairs program., July 25, 2004. repeated showings in 2005
    On open-space preservation. Repeated showings on prime-time National TV Channel 10 (as Bulldog prime time).
  22. National TV Channel 2 weekend news (prime-time), March 4 2005. Interview about and credit for my longterm fight (as a member of the National Planning and Building Board) to insert a public-information clause in National Plan Number 36 A for regulating Cellular Antennas.
  23. National TV, . Interview and commentary about “examples of `planning failure` and social –environmental justice”.
  24. National cable TV – Channel 32 – “Home Plus”, August 2005. (shown several times)
    Interview regarding urban planning, high rise housing and open-space preservation.
  25. National Radio appearances on the International News Hour, Reshet Bet (network 2, IBC), May and September 4, 2006. Interview about the implications of the Katrina disaster for urban policy in the USA ; Interview about trans-border environmental policy in Cyprus, June 2006
  26. National TV Channel 10 – “London and Kirshenbaum” current affairs program (7-8 PM), Nov. 28, 2006. About the national program to stimulate development of the Negev desert area Spoke about the need for open-space conservation and infill of existing towns.
  27. National TV Channel 2 – Economics Corner, Nov. 2007. On affordable housing.
  28. National TV Channel 1: Politica, 2008. Regarding open space preservation and urban development.
  29. Local TV Tel Aviv area: News., 2008. On urban regeneration and housing.
  30. Local Radio interview [Be-emza Ha-derech], July 26 2009. On the need to streamline the Israel Planning and Building Law
  31. Madad Yomi (Daily Index – an economics program), September 23 2009. National TV Channel 1 (Public channel) – interview regarding the proposed reform in Israel’s Planning and Building Law and my recommendations based on my cross-national research.  (Debating Iris Hann, my former thesis advisee as a graduate of the Technion master’s degree in planning, who is today a leading spokesperson for the environmental movements).
  32. National TV – Channel 2, 2009. Two-part interview – 1 hour each – regarding the discipline and profession of urban and regional planning and its importance for people’s day to day lives as well as national policies.  Shown on Israel’s leading commercial channel.  Part I – Oct 1; Part II – Oct 8
  33. National TV Channel 10, London and Kirshenbaum news show, May 5 2010. Interview on the spiraling housing prices in Israel and public policies for mitigating them.
  34. National radio interview, evening, May 24 2010. On the new planning bill in Haarachat Matzar (Situation Assessment). Station 2 radio.
  35. National radio – Galei Zahal, Nov. 2010. Member of live panel with the Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office – Mr. Eyal Gabay and the Director General of the Israel Lands Administration Mr. Yaron Bibi – about the statutory reform of the Israel Lands Authority Law.
  36. National radio – Galei Zahal, Jan 18, 2011. Interview about National Outline Plan 38 which provides incentive zoning – additional development rights – in the entire country in exchange for enforcing older buildings against earthquakes. To what extent does this stimulus fulfill its goals?  Morning show with Nurit Canetti.
  37. Knesset (Parliament) web page, Jan. 26 2011. My input as consultant to the Knesset Committee for Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection in its deliberations about the Planning and Building Bill (“reform” bill). Statement that the term “City Engineer” is anachronistic and it’s about time that Israeli planning law recognize the existence of planners and the planning professio (today only civil engineers or architects can hold the position of the professional arm of local Planinng and Building Commissions.
  38. National radio – Station 2, March 7 2011. Morning show with Amikam – interview regarding the Prime Minister’s proposal to introduce legislative amendments to shortcut planning procedures for government-initiated housing projects.
  39. National radio – Galey Zahal, March 8 2011. Aired what I said at the meeting of the Knesset Committee for Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection regarding the Prime Minister’s proposal to introduce legislative amendments to shortcut planning procedures for government-initiated housing projects.
  40. Regional Radio North , March 9 2011. Interview regarding the Prime Minister’s proposal to introduce legislative amendments to shortcut planning procedures for government-initiated housing projects.
  41. Regional Radio South, March 10 2011. Interview regarding the Prime Minister’s proposal to introduce legislative amendments to shortcut planning procedures for government-initiated housing projects.
  42. Regional Radio – Tel Aviv (Radio Le Lo Hafsaka) – Gabi Gazit, Oct. 4 2011. About affordable housing – click here.

 

Newspaper and magazine articles about my research or interviews with me

Over 100 newspaper stories and reports by the daily press on my publications, public or professional presentations, or special interviews on subjects of planning legislation, planning decisions and enforcement, planning legislation, land policy, land use, design control, housing, and women in academia.   Many full-length articles on my research written by journalists in Haaretz (in both the Hebrew and English editions),The Marker (paper and online editions) Yediot, Ynet, Calcalist, Maariv, NRG, Globes, the Jerusalem Post, Davar (till 1996), and various magazines (The Marker monthly, Link, Monitin, La’Isha, Att).  Additionally, interviews and reports on publications in several local newspapers in the Haifa, Northern, South, Sharon, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv areas. In 1988 interviewed for Newsweek on “linkage” policies for housing; while in Cambridge, Mass.

Haaretz and YNET articles in English citing me or my work (click here for pieces on coastal zone management or the Mare Nostrum project):

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