Tel Aviv university
Direct Doctoral Program
Name of Doctoral dissertation
High-Rise Building in Tel Aviv- Jaffa 1953-2001: A Politics of "Random" Order
Name of supervisors
Ben Gurion University
Geography & Environmental Development
Post - Doctorate
Academic and Professional Awards (prizes, fellowships, grants, scholarships
Talia Margalit (PI) and Adriana Kemp (PI)
The Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) Research Grant
Tel Aviv University
Council for Higher Education (VATAT) scholarship for Post Doctorate fellow, Full Grant
Ben Gurion University
The Porter School of Environmental Studies and ESLab Environmental Simulation Laboratory, scholarship for Doctorate candidate,
Tel Aviv University
Dean Award and Prize for special excellence in Architecture design, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion
urban design, urban planning, urban studies, urban history
Current Research: Israeli planning and the emerging marketization of public discourse (PI, ISF 2018-2021)
T. Margalit, T., In Depth Investigation of Tel-Aviv's High-Rise Buildings: Prestige at the Top (בניה לגובה בתל אביב- ירידה לשורשי היוקרה) , Zmanim 96: Milestones – Beginnings of Architecture in Israel, 2006 (pp. 106-116).
Margalit, T. ,2006, Towers are Signs ((מגדלים הם סימנים), El Hamaa'yan- The Yarkon Stream as a Cross- Section in Israeli Metropolis, Meira Yagid- Haimovic Editor, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts (pp. 66-85).
T. Margalit, Public assets versus public interest- fifty years of high-rise building in Tel Aviv, Geography Research Forum, vol. 29, 2009, (pp. 47-81).
T. Margalit, Three Dimensions of Enclosure and More: High Rise Buildings in Tel Aviv,(מגדלי יוקרה בתל אביב- גידור בשלושה ממדים ועוד אחד) Law, Society and Culture: Gated Communities in Israel, Amnon Lehavi, ed., Tel Aviv University, The Buchman Faculty of Law 2010, (pp. 262-310).
T. Margalit, Land, Politics and High-Rise Planning: Ongoing Development Practices in Tel Aviv–Yafo, Planning Perspectives, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2013, (pp. 373–397).
T. Margalit, A Planning Deal, ((עסקה תכנונית, The Planners, Planning Discourse in Israel, Tovi Fenster and Tali Hatuka, eds., Tel Aviv, Resling, 2013, (pp. 179-196)
N. Alfasi and T. Margalit, The challenge of regulating private planning initiatives, Private Urban Planning: Opportunities and Limitations, David Andersson and Stefano Moroni (eds), Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar publishing, 2013 (pp. 269-293).
T. Margalit, Planning and Physical Development in Israeli Cities ((תכנון ובניה בערי ישראל, Local Governance in Israel: Between state, community and market economy, 2, Chapter 9, editors: Yagil levy and Eti Sarig, Raanna, The Open University, 2013 (pp. 533-610).
T. Margalit, Multi-Spot-Zoning: a chain of public-private development ventures in Tel Aviv, Cities 37C, 2014, (pp. 73-81).
T. Margalit, and E. Vertes, Plans: promises and the invigorating socio-spatial frontline in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Planning Theory and Practice, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015, (pp. 226–247)
N. Cohen N, and T. Margalit, ‘There are really two cities here’: Narratives of fragmented urban citizenship in Tel Aviv, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 39, Issue 4, July 2015, pages 666–686.
T. Margalit, and E. Vertes, Planning allocations and the stubborn north–south divide in Tel Aviv–Jaffa, Planning Theory and Practice, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015, (pp. 226–247) .
T. Margalit and A. Kemp, Justifying planning decisions: Institutional response to planning objections in Israel, conferance proceedings, 29th Annual AESOP 2015 Congress | July 13–16, 2015 | Prague, Czech Republic,
T. Blockland, C. Hentschel, A. Holm, H. Lebuhn, T. Margalit, Symposium: Urban Citizenship and the Right to the City: The Fragmentation of Claims in Berlin and Tel Aviv, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 39, Issue 4, July 2015, pages 655–665
T. Margalit, and N. Alfasi, The undercurrents of entrepreneurial development: Impressions from a globalizing city, Environment and Planning A, 2016, Vol. 48(10), 1967–1987
A. Kemp and T. Margalit, Resisting neoliberal skylines- Social mobilizations and entrepreneurial urban development in Tel-Aviv, International Development Policy | Revue Internationale de Politique de Développement, 8.0 2017, pages 164-188.
T. Margalit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Young planners mobilizing against the planning of towers in Tel Aviv, From planning student to urban planner: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges, Tuna Tasan-Kok and Mark Orange (eds), Taylor & Francis/Routledge, New York, forthcoming 2017
T. Margalit and A. Kemp, Stratified and defensive democracy: Hearings on Objections to Plans in Nine Israeli Cities, Urban Studies, accepted September 2018, on-line first February 2019,