NYU CUSP Alum Dana Chermesh Reshef recently gave a lecture about her Tel Aviv rezoning feasibility research for Master of Architecture students at Tel-Aviv University. The talk evolved into a sold-out event with 100 participants- including the Israeli Planners Association and Tel-Aviv municipality representatives- in which Dana was the Keynote speaker. Her lecture was followed by a panel discussing innovative tools and/or workflows for smarter, more transparent urban planning.
The discourse during the successful event covered what is (and isn’t) a smart city, and the need for new tools and workflows to make city planning better and smarter.
Following the event, Dana was also invited to give the same talk at one of the best architecture firms in Tel-Aviv.
Abstract: What is (and isn’t) a smart city? Through a research assessing the economic feasibility of a new incentive-based rezoning Tel-Aviv city center, analyzed on the parcel level using GIS data and Python code, I am trying to depict the way for architects and planners to get more power in the shape of the cities of tomorrow, and to leverage our planning skills with big data.