New Industrial Urbanism: Designing Places for Production

New Industrial Urbanism: Designing Places for Production

  • 14 September 2022, 4–5pm
  • Online

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Prof. Tali Hatuka explores the evolving and future relationships between cities and places of production, focusing on the spatial implications of integrating contemporary advanced manufacturing into the city. Looking ahead to the quest to make cities more competitive and resilient, her new book New Industrial Urbanism (co-authored with Prof. Ben Joseph) provides lessons from around the world to reconsider the ways in which industry creates places, sustains jobs, and supports environmental sustainability in our cities.


Professor Tali Hatuka, an architect and urban planner, is a Professor of Urban Planning and the head of the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, at Tel Aviv University ( Her work is focused primarily on two fields: urban society, and city design and development. Hatuka is the author and co-author of the books: The Design of Protest, Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv, The Factory, State-Neighborhood, The Planners, City-Industry and Land-Gardens. She also works as a city planner and urban designer advising municipalities and the public sector. Hatuka has received many awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Marie Curie Scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Hatuka was chosen in 2020 to be one of The Marker’s ‘100 most influential people in Israel’ for her academic and practical work in urban planning. She holds degrees from the Technion in Israel and Heriot-Watt University in the UK.


Professor Carl Grodach is Foundation Professor and Director of Urban Planning and Design at Monash University. His research focuses on economic and community development planning with an emphasis on urban manufacturing and industrial lands, cultural industries, and circular economies. His books include Urban Revitalization: Remaking Cities in a Changing World (Routledge) and The Politics of Urban Cultural Policy: Global Perspectives (Routledge).

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