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Alon Tal of Tel Aviv University will discuss challenges around population growth in Israel, a country that is on track to become denser than Japan in a few decades. How can policymakers and planners encourage sustainable growth — and a high quality of life in crowded spaces — through policies and other interventions? The lessons Tal shares will be increasingly important for growing cities in the United States and elsewhere.

RSVP below, and get ready with Alon Tal’s recent article: “Life in Israel Has Become Very, Very Crowded

About the Speaker

Alon Tal portraitAlon Tal is the chair of the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University. In 1990, he founded the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel’s leading green advocacy organization, as well as the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as chair of Israel’s Green Party. At age 48, Israel’s Ministry of Environment presented him with a life achievement award. Presently Tal is co-chair of Tzafuf, the Israel Forum for Population, Environment and Society, as well as co-chair of This is My Earth. In 2005, Tal was the winner of the Bronfman prize, a humanitarian award for young leaders. He has held faculty positions at Ben Gurion, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan State, Sciences Po, and Otago Universities. He has over 100 publication and has written or edited ten books. Alon plays fiddle and mandolin for the Arava Riders, one of Israel’s veteran bluegrass bands.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.