Yosef Jabareen is an urban planning theorist. He was graduated from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and at Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is an Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion.  His research examines the nexus and rift between planning theory and practices.  He is exploring the theoretically crucial questions of whether and how planning practices can foster urban rights, just urbanism, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities for individuals and groups. He has coined and theorized some critical concepts, such as Spaces of trust, spaces of risk, risk city, insurgent informality, the right to space production, the right to necessity, urban ontological security, and urban landscapes of fear and safety. Through his work, Jabareen is interested in promoting more just and resilient cities and societies.



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