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Frenkel, Amnon

Amnon Frenkel (Technion) - Engineering, Technology and Planning

Professor Amnon Frenkel hold the Joseph Meyerhoff Chair in Urban and Regional Planning is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning. His research interests are in the field of regional and planning; urban spatial dynamics, and regional aspect of technology diffusion. He established the Spatial Capital Resources Lab at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Technion with the aim to provide decision makers with tools and first tier quality data necessary making the best decisions for planning and development. Secondly, to provide decision makers with dynamic management tools based on objectively verifiable quantitative indicators, thus allowing measure and track long term accomplishments of the authorities as well as significant trends which are affecting the character of development in the various communities. In this context he investigates the variables that are likely to affect urban / community resilience, such as local economic capital, organizational capital of the municipality, etc.