Orli Ronen

head of the Urban Innovation and Sustainability Lab,the Porter School for Environmental and Social Studies
Tal Aviv University.

Orli Ronen is the head of the Urban Innovation and Sustainability Lab, at the Porter School for Environmental and Social Studies, Tal Aviv University. The Lab is a cooperation between the Porter school and Tel Aviv Municipality, enabling graduate students to work directly with policy actors in local authorities, helping them use environmental data to devise new sustainability programs and policies for their local area. Previously, she headed the Heschel Center for Sustainability, one of Israel’s leading environmental and social NGO’s. She founded the Heschel Center’s Local Sustainability Center, a joint project with the Porter School, the Ministry of the Environment and ICLEI. Dr. Ronen drafted Israel’s National Report to Habitat III, and the Tel Aviv Yafo Declaration on Civic Engagement and Smart Cities, which is part of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda. Orli’s research and policy interests include; transition to sustainable and smart urban communities, climate resiliency and expansion of local democratic mechanisms. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. She participated in the TedexJaffa in 2017, and is the 2009 recipient of the Green Globe for Local Sustainability.
Selected Publications: Ronen, O. (2017). Sustainability within 300 meters from your doorstep, TEDexJaffa. Ronen, O. (2017, in progress). Smart and Sustainable Cities – a White Paper. Ronen, O., Etinger, L., (2015). “Community Change Agents for Sustainability” Research Paper, Jerusalem institute for Israel Studies. Ronen, O. (2015). Regional Measures for Well-being Insights from Public Consultation Workshops in the Eastern Negev Region, Shatil, Beer Sheva, Israel Email: orlironen@gmail.com

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