Dr. Noah Rubin
Noah Hysler Rubin is a cultural geographer and a town planner, a graduate of the Hebrew University. Her research deals with spatial aspects of political, social and cultural encounters and the effect of these on the modern discipline of town planning. In her PhD, which was written in Jerusalem and in London, she analyzed the planning theory and practice of Patrick Geddes in comparative context, examining his work in Britain, India and Palestine. Aside from teaching planning history and theory at Bezalel, she also practices planning, mainly on projects of urban conservation and currently runs the Jerusalem Digital Archives project in collaboration with the Jerusalem Development Authority. Dr Hysler Rubin's current interests include the genesis of urban planning in Israel/Palestine, the planning of divided Jerusalem, post-colonial planning critique, and values and criteria for conservation and digital heritage.