Oded Haas

Masters in Architecture & Urban Planning
Tel Aviv University
Thesis topic: Old Village, New Urbanity - "New Urbanism"
and a Palestinian village in the heart of Tel Aviv.

After completing his Azrieli Fellowship, Oded strengthened his involvement in the public realm of urban planning, translating his research interests into practice. He co-initiated a Sustainable City Work Force for the city of Herzliya, volunteered in a planning project with the Movement for Israeli Urbanism and participated in an Affordable Housing workshop of the Coalition for Israel Affordable Housing.
Oded plans to continue on to a PhD in Urban Planning, focusing on Affordable and Inclusionary Housing. His goal is to establish a housing model that will be applicable to Israel.

A Personal Perspective:
In Oded's words: "My experience as an Azrieli Fellow has been extremely significant both personally and professionally. It has allowed me to concentrate on my research, thus contributing to my field. As an Azrieli Fellow, encouraged to fulfill my academic potential, I have presented my research at international conferences, which exposed not only my own work but also Israeli planning as a case study to other professionals in my field. In my opinion, the overall experience is also important in maintaining an academic community that feels valued and appreciated and inclined to continue to contribute and give back to society". 

Conference proceedings:

Haas, Oded, "Old Space, New Urbanism: Israeli Perspective on the Spatial Turn". In eScholarship - Proceedings of the conference Spaces of History / Histories of Space: Emerging Approaches to the Study of the Built Environment (University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design 2010).