Yodan Rofe

Yodan Rofè is an architect and holds a Ph.D. degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied with Professor Allan Jacobs. His research interests includes Neighborhoods in Urban Theory and City Planning practice, Cognition and Feeling in the Built Environment, Urban Space and Street Design, and the connection between Transportation and Land Use.

In 2002 he published with Allan Jacobs and Elizabeth Macdonald a book summarizing 10 years of research on the history, functioning, safety and design of multi-way boulevards called: The Boulevard Book.

From 1999 to 2003 Rofè was Head of Urban Design at Israel's Ministry of Housing. In that capacity he was responsible for the design of new urban neighborhoods, and created and coordinated the sustainable development program of the Chief Architect Department. Since 2001, Rofè is working with PGL as an Urban Design Consultant to NTA.

In 2004 he co-founded and is a board member of the Movement for Israeli Urbanism (MIU).

Rofè is currently teaching and researching at the Desert Architecture and Urban Planning Unit, Jacob Blaustein Institute of Desert Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.