A propos / Bio
Rachel Katoshevski–Cavari, Ph.D.- an urban planner. Rachel is working at the Israeli Ministry of Interior as the head of the infrastructure development. As of that she is responsible for the development of all infrastructures in the southern part of Israel including roads, trains, power plants, and more. In her research Rachel deals with different aspects of city and transportation development. She is involved in studies concerning the development of an optimized city form, the influence of long term decisions on people’s activity patterns, the influence of the neighborhood-form on children walking to school and more. She wrote several papers on these subjects. In addition Rachel is the vice chairman of the Israeli planning association. In that position, among other things, she has organized several Israeli conferences on urban planning. Rachel is involved also in teaching in several institutes in Israel, for example, the Technion and the Ben-Gurion University.