Haim Yacobi
Start: March 26, 2018 4 p.m.
End: March 26, 2018 5 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

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Haim Yacobi, Professor of Development Planning, University College  |  London, England

(non)Planning, (un)Recognition and Spatial Protest: the case of the Bedouin community

This lecture will provide you with knowledge of the historical, political and social aspects of planning in relation to the Bedouin community in Israeltouching upon theoretical considerations on the planning practice, social justice and strengthen your knowledge in planning ethics and politics.

Haim Yacobi, Professsor of Development Planning at University College in London, England is an architect who specializes in critical urban studies and urban health and is a Professor of Development Planning at University College in London, England. Yacobi’s research is interdisciplinary, backed by theoretical knowledge from diverse fields such as development, urban studies, and geography. His approach to urban health is based on understanding how history, power, and structural inequalities interact to produce urban health disparities. His believes the study of urban health and the development of interventions in any urban context should look at the effects of urbanization on both physical and mental health and consider the role of urban forms and policies as foundation causes of racial and ethnic inequalities in health. His approach to urban health is contextual, referring to the interface between specific urban elements and their effect on the health of individuals and communities in cities.

Yaobi’s work has been published in some of the leading international journals, in monographs, and several edited books. In 1999 he formulated the idea of establishing “Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights“ an NGO (non-governmental organization) that deals with human rights and planning in Israel and was its co-founder.

His academic work focuses on (post)colonial architecture, planning and development in Israel\Palestine, the Middle East and Africa. Spatial justice and urban health, contested urbanism, transnational migration and informality are in the core of his research and consultancy work. He was a Fulbright Post-doctorate fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He received a Marie Curie Grant that enabled him to work at Cambridge University, where he led a research project dealing with contested cities shaped by ethno-national conflicts.

Approved for 1 CEU by LA CES and AIA. Location: AB 100 in the Architecture Building at Ball State University.

AIA & LA CES approved for 1 CEU

A Bedouin community in Israel. Copyright: Haim Yacobi.

A Bedouin community in Israel. Copyright: Haim Yacobi.