Tal Berman

Tal Berman
Tel Aviv University | TAU · Department of Geography

PhD
I am currently interested in joining a serious academic unit where I can publish my second cutting edge scientific book

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Introduction
Dr. Tal Berman investigates the triangular relationships between planning, participation and knowledge. The most robust outcome of Dr. Berman's research was his book ‘Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning” published by Springer in November 2016; and has already been downloaded more than 7,000 times. Scientific tool “Berman’s Ladder of Participatory Methods” - a major milestone of Participatory Planning literature - was developed by Dr. Tal Berman.

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Academic knowledge - diffusion and dissemination
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This chapter provides a detailed comparison of the respective capabilities of unilateral (top-down) and collaborative (bottom-up) public participation practices used to uncover local knowledge and incorporate it into planning policies and plans. A case study of participatory planning process is described in this chapter, this of Haifa’s Range Arter...
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The objective of this section is to understand the differences between the two public participation methods—unilateral and collaborative—in terms of their abilities to expose local knowledge and to incorporate that knowledge into planning deliverables.
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This chapter summarizes the major insights, inferences and results of the research described in the book Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning. The research question ‘which participatory practices most effectively capture local knowledge and incorporate it into plans?’ is analyzed in the chapter throug...
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This chapter is based on the analysis of the research findings (described in the previous chapters) and comprises four innovative and significant discussions of the elements proven to enhance the capabilities of participation practices to expose local knowledge and incorporate it into planning deliverables: (1) Public participation as a way of amas...
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This chapter describes a rigorous methodology for exploring participatory planning processes. In particular, the described methodology is designed to investigate the respective capabilities of various participatory practices and tools to reveal local knowledge and to integrate this knowledge into planning decision-making processes and plans. While...
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Based on the research findings and conclusions (described in the previous chapters), this chapter provides a sophisticated and incisive discussion vis-à-vis the literature and develops innovative and smart frameworks and tools to increase the ability of planning practices to uncover residents’ local knowledge (e.g., spatial needs, routines, ideolog...
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This chapter provides a detailed comparison of the respective capabilities of unilateral (top-down) and collaborative (bottom-up) public participation practices used to uncover local knowledge and incorporate it into planning policies and plans. A case study of planning processes is described in this chapter, this of Tel Aviv’s Shlavim Artery. Alth...
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This chapter introduces fundamental concepts and contexts regarding ‘planning’, ‘participation’ and ‘knowledge’: First, this chapter redefines the concept of local knowledge, which has been taken for granted for too long, and connects the debate about the essence and role of local knowledge to public involvement and participation in planning. Local...
Presentation
Public participation as a tool for integrating local knowledge into planning deliverables: Public participation in planning relates to involving the public in urban and regional planning processes, and encompasses many types of participatory practices whose objectives are to enable better understanding of residents’ genuine spatial needs, perceptio...
Thesis
The term “public participation” refers to the involvement of the public in the process of formulation, creation, transmission, and implementation of public policy, and encompasses multiple processes related to a broad range of planning, spatial, and social issues. The underlying assumption therein is that public involvement is worthy and desirable:...
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Abstract will be provided privately Meanwhile, please ask your university library to provide you access to my book "Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning". The book was published by Springer Science on November 22nd 2016 I wish you success with your research Dr Tal Berman
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Comparison between the respective capabilities of unilateral and collaborative methods of public participation to uncover local knowledge and incorporate it into planning deliverables: Public participation refers to the public’s involvement in urban and regional planning, and its goals are to extract residents’ local knowledge and enable its incorp...
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בשנות ה-60 של המאה ה-20 החל תהליך דמוקרטיזציה בשדה התכנון והתפתחו פרקטיקות שיתוף ציבור אלטרנטיביות בתצורה ’מלמטה למעלה’ כיוזמות של הקהילה. בשנות ה-80 של המאה ה-20 סמכויות התכנון בארה”ב שהיו מרוכזות בפדרציה הואצלו לממשלות ולרשויות המקומיות באופן שיצר תצורות דיאלקטיקה חדשות בין קהילות מקומיות לרשויות סביב תכניות שעל הפרק, כמו גם סביב בעיות מחלוקות סב...
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המושג ”שיתוף הציבור” מתייחס למעורבות הציבור בתהליכים של תכנון עירוני ואזורי ומקיף כיום סוגים רבים של פרקטיקות ותהליכי שיתוף והשתתפות, הקשורים במגוון רחב של נושאים תכנוניים, פיסיים וחברתיים. שיתוף הציבור בתכנון מעודד ממשל עירוני דמוקרטי ומטרותיו הן לחשוף ידע מקומי של תושבים, לאפשר את שילוב הידע המקומי בתהליכי קבלת החלטות תכנוניות ואת הטמעתו בתוצרים...
Conference Paper
There is unanimity in the academic discourse regarding the importance of local knowledge in improving the planning product. Local knowledge is individual and communal knowledge of inhabitants that represents the perspective of local people, i.e., individuals and communities who could be affected by plans. Local knowledge’s epistemological intricacy...
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Due of plagiarism lead by academics from the UK, this article cannot be shared at the moment. More details about the plagiarism will be publish in an article.
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העלייה בתוחלת החיים והעיור המואץ הנם תהליכים גלובליים המשפיעים על אופי פעילויות הפנאי בקרב קשישים. סוג ותדירות פעילויות הפנאי, כמו גם מקום התרחשותן, משפיעים על בריאות ואיכות חיי הקשיש. תפקידו של הגיאוגרף ומתכנן העיר הוא להתוות התאמות מרחביות, פיסיות וחברתיות, אשר תאפשרנה לקשיש להעשיר ולגוון את פעילויותיו היומיומיות במרחב העירוני. שגרת חיים דינמית ו...
Thesis
Abstract will be provided privately. Meanwhile, please ask your university library to provide you access to my book "Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning". The book was published by Springer Science on November 22nd 2016 I wish you success with your research Dr Tal Berman
Book
מודל לתכנון רב ממדי - סביבה, חברה ובריאות - עבור אוכלוסייה קשישה באזור עירוני: תפיסות שונות נדרשות על-מנת להבין את היחסים המורכבים אדם-סביבה, המכילים השפעות הדדיות בין יחסים בין-אישיים לבין כוחות המבנים החברתיים והפוליטיים. הזדקנות האוכלוסיה היא תופעה גלובלית הדורשת התאמות אינדיבידואליות, משפחתיות וחברתיות. המהפכה הדמוגרפית והעיור משפיעים על הכלכלה...
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כלי התחבורה הלא ממונעים, החל באופניים המדוושות, עבור דרך גלגליות (רולר-בליידס) וכלה בקורקינט וגלגשת (סקייטבורד) משמשים אנשים רבים כהרבה מעבר לצורך הטכני בשינוע בעיר הגדולה. חלקם מוצאים בהם את האמצעי הנוח, המהיר והזול למעבר ממקום למקום. אחרים מחפשים חלופה ספורטיבית לחדר הכושר או לריצה בפארק. יש המחפשים כדיבריהם ״אדרנלין״. רבים משתייכים לקהילות המקיי...
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השכונה העירונית הינה ישות פיסית וגם ״מרחב חברתי״ עם אינראקציה אנושית, מוסכמות ורשתות חברתיות, שונות בין קבוצות ואינדיבידואלים, הבנה תרבותית, והכללה של האחר והשונה, כולל הזקן והמוגבל. למתכנן הערים תפקיד רב תחומי בעיצובה הפיסי והחברתי של השכונה, המתאפיינת המאה ה 21 בשונות גבוהה ומורכבות רבה. השכונה העירונית היא מרחב מחייתם ופעילותם של קבוצות ופרטים ב...

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Questions (9)
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The article "Ethnographic Knowledge in Urban Planning – Bridging the Gap between the Theories of Knowledge-Based and Communicative Planning”, that was published on November 4th 2021 has serious ethical problems, e.g, plagiarism, authorship and duplication.
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The article "Ethnographic Knowledge in Urban Planning – Bridging the Gap between the Theories of Knowledge-Based and Communicative Planning”, that was published on November 4th 2021 has serious ethical problems, e.g, plagiarism, authorship and duplication.
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In my article "When knowledge is power: grassroots participatory initiative as a process of resource development" I claim that residents are initiating informal grassroots participatory initiatives to intervene in planning-related decision making and adjust planning deliverables according to their spatial interests, perspectives, and needs (i.e., local knowledge). In the process of addressing their goals, residents face powerful players, e.g., jurisdictions and private developers. The question arises: which resources could help residents interact with powerholders to obtain their support for incorporating local knowledge into plans? Based on two case studies this paper claims that communal resources – including environmental and civic awareness, social capital, planning knowledge and political capital – are needed to develop residents’ initiative and increase residents’ success in incorporating local knowledge into planning.
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In my book "Public Participation as a Tool for Integrating Local Knowledge into Spatial Planning" (Springer, 2017) I compare between the respective capabilities of different participatory practices - top-down as well as bottom-up - to capture residents' local knowledge (e.g., needs, perceptions, perspectives, opinions) and incorporate it into planning and plans. The comparison is conducted according to dozens parameters such as 'the motivators for participatory processes', 'procedures and tools employed in the participatory processes', 'the interaction between stakeholders', 'exposure of local knowledge', 'characteristics of local knowledge exposed', etc.

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The gaol of this project is to explore methods and strategies that could refine and improve planning via public participation
Archived project
This project was aimed to assess the relationship between the elderly and their social and physical environments