Research Projects

PECLAB research projects focus on three interrelated topics:

Just and Sustainable Cities

The engagement of justice and sustainability in urban regeneration and development projects has become one of the major challenges of cities in the 21st century. PECLAB's main project is on promoting Planning and Environmental Justice in research, teaching and public activities. Researches on this topic focus on developing theoretical approaches, methodologies and analytical tools that promote principles of  justie and sustainability in the city. This includes the following researches:


Working with Communities

The rapid capitalist growth in cities and the growing involvement of the private sector in urban regeneration and development projects presents a challenge as to how to secure individuals and communities rights and interests especially those of the poor and the disadvantaged. In PECLAB's researches we develop theories and new methodologies of working with communities in urban regeneration projects of complex and multiple systems and actors. This includes the following researches:


Conflicts on Memory and Belonging

Massive urban regeneration projects bring wealth and advancement to today's cities with the heavy price of the massive destruction of old and historical areas and buildings in the city that dramatically changes city centers as well as residential areas. In PECLAB we focus our research on analyzing conflicts and protests resulting from such regeneration projects with the aim to understand  the role of memory and belonging - personal and collective – in these events. This includes the following researches:


Past Research Projects

PECLAB Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University
PECLAB Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University
PECLAB Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University