Session 7

Schelling & urban segregation

About this event​

Itzhak Benenson & Erez Hatna will focus on the Schelling model and its impact on how segregation is approached in urban studies and planning.

Reflecting on the simplicity and limitations of the Schelling model, they will discuss the reasons behind its wide circulation, as well as its difficult application to planning purposes.

Date and time

Mon, 4 April 2022

15:00 – 16:30 CEST

Itzhak Benenson

Itzhak is Full professor and Head of the Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Tel Aviv University, Department of Geography and Human Environment. The areas of his academic interest include: Geosimulation and spatial analysis of urban and regional phenomena; modeling of urban residential dynamics; long-term impact of local and regional plans; public transport and parking in the city; vehicle-pedestrian interactions and road accidents; spatial BIG DATA analysis; urban mobility.

Erez Hatna

Erez Hatna is a Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the NYU School of Global Public Health. He works in the fields of geoinformatics, spatial analysis, agent-based modeling, and studies urban dynamics, residential segregation, scaling laws of urban systems, and infectious disease modeling. At NYU, Dr. Hatna is part of the Agent-based Modeling Lab, which works with large-scale epidemic models and cognitively plausible agents in order to produce a transformative synthesis for global public health modeling. Previously, he has conducted research at Wageningen University, University College London, and Johns Hopkins University on residential segregation modelling and urban scaling