The City of Tomorrow

Shared Living in Mixed Cities of the Future

3rd International Conference

October 20-22, 2015,
Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, MishkenotSha´ananim, Jerusalem

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Opening Night:


19:00 Reception

19:45 Greetings:
The Jerusalem Foundation and The Adam Institute

20:00 Literary Visions of Mixed Cities:

Dorit Rabinyan and Ayman Siksek

21:00 Musical Performance:  Quartetoukan

Moderator: Liat Regev

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Special Plenary Session Human Diversity in Renewed Cities

Special panel for community city planners (close sessions)

Moderator: Ofer Gridenger, City Planning Division Manager at Jerusalem Municipality


Dr. Emily Silverman, Founding Director of the Urban Clinic, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

Anaya Bana Jerais, Arab Center for Alternative Planning

09:45-10:00 Break


1st Plenary Session
Future Social Planning in Mixed Cities

Moderator: Dr. Haim Yacobi, Chairperson, Department of Politics & Government, Ben Gurion University of the Negev;


Malka Greenberg Raanan, Ph.D Candidate, Geography Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

Prof. Amia Leiblich, President of The Academic College of Society and the Arts and Prof. Emer, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;

Dr. Hannah Sweid – Former MK, The Arab Center for Alternative Planning

11:30-12:00 Break


2nd Plenary Session
Employment, Transport and the Dimension of Time in Mixed Cities

Moderator: Marik Shtern, Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel studies; PhD candidate at the Department for Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev;


Dr. Ramzi Halabi, Chairman of Tsofen and lecturer, Tel Aviv University;

MK Tamar Zandberg, Head of Sustainable Transport at the Knesset;

Michal Chernovizky, Leader of “Ir-Ve’em – Mothers for Elad” Organization, Lecturer at The Social-Economic Academy

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break


3rd Plenary Session

Moderator: Guy Cotev, Reporter and editor, Voice of Israel;

Speakers: Tami Gavrieli, Director of the Sustainability Research Center, The Jerusalem Institutefor Israel Studies;

Prof. Joseph Shilhav, Department of  Geography and Environment, Bar-Ilan University;

Dr. Orly Ronen, Head of the Urban Sustainability and Innovaiton Lab., Porter School of Environmental and Social Studies, Tel Aviv University

16:00-16:30 Break


4th Plenary Session
Exclusion and Accessibility in light of Social and Technological Advances 

Moderator:  Prof. Daphna Hacker, Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University;


Dr. Yonatan Mendel, Head of “Manarat”: The Van Leer Center for Jewish-Arab Relations;

Michal Avera Samuel, Executive Director, Fidel – Association for Education and Social Integration of  Ethiopian Jews in Israel;  

Zvia Elgali, Digital Culture specialist, Lecturer at the Kibbutzim College and Levinsky College of Education

18:00-18:15 Break


Keynote Lecture: Prof. Daniel MonterescuCities Shared and Shattered: Urban Mix and Ethnic Coexistence from a Global Perspective (Hebrew)

Associate Professor, PhD Program Director, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest

Thursday, October 22, 2015


5thPlenary Session
Neighborliness and its Relevance for the Future

In honor of  Prof. Dr. Reemtsma, founder and director of the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture

ModeratorRabbi David Menachem, Rabbi of Rasko Neighborhood in Jerusalem;


Prof. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, department of History of the Jewish people, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Van-Leer Center;

Prof. Amal Jamal, Head of International Graduate Program in Political Science and Political Communication, Tel Aviv University;

Adv. Michal Pinchuk, Executive Director, Assaf – Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

11:00-11:05  Short Break


Keynote Presentation: Nicosia: A Case Study of Peace building and Intercommunal Cooperation in a Divided City (English)

Moderator: Alan Freeman, Vice President, the Jerusalem Foundation


Marina Neophytou, Meray Diner, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot representatives of Home for Cooperation. This community center sits on the seam line between the Turkish north and Greek south of Nicosia, Cyprus, and provides a space for cooperation between the two communities.

11:45-12:00 Break


6th Plenary Session
Families of the Future – Problems and Solutions

ModeratorDr. Talia Sagiv, Ono Academic College;


Maharata Baruch-Ron, Deputy Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa;

Dr. Ilan Tabak-Aviram, Clinical psychologist; Brill Mental Health Center;

Varda Van Der Wieken, Clinical Psychologist, Hadassah Ein Karem

 13:30-14:30 Lunch Break


7th Plenary Session
Future Education

Moderator: Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, Academic Director, The Adam Institute;


Dr. Zuhaira Najjar, Lecturer, The Arab Academic College for Education in Israel, Haifa;

MK Prof. Yossi Yonah, Education, Culture and Sports committee of the Knesset;

Prof. Nimrod Aloni, Director and Chair, Institute for Progressive Education UNESCO Chair in Humanistic Education, Kibbutzim College of Education

16:00-16:30 Break


8th Plenary Session
Personal, Social, Gender and Political Identities   

Moderator: Attr. Tehila Friedman-Nachalon, Yerushalmim Movement, Yeru-shalem Coalition;


Dr. Anwar Ben Badis, Linguist and teacher, Al-Quds University and The Jerusalem Intercultural Center (Arabic);

Yossi Sukri, Author and Lecturer;

Prof. Aeyal Gross, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University;

Dr. Sharon Geva, Department of History, The Kibbutzim College


Closing Notes:

Dr. Udi Spiegel, Director of Education Department, the Jerusalem Foundation


Summary Activity: Simply Singing

Simply Singing (Pashut Sharim) brings together Jews and Arabs from East and West Jerusalem for an evening of song and liturgical poetry. The event which breaks boundaries, serves as a platform to meet each other in a uniting rather than dividing context.

Participating Musicians: Alma Zohar, George Samaan, Medjool

Venue: First Station