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Erela Ganan

Researcher and Website Manager

Erela Ganan

Researcher and Website Manager

 

Project manager, joined the Jerusalem Institute in 2014. Holds an MA in urban-environmental policy from the Hebrew University (2016), and a BA in geography, urban planning and gender studies from Ben Gurion University (2009). Prior to her work in the Institute, Erela worked in the Planning Administration as a GIS operator and as Head of Mapping for the Ministry of Interior committees, responsible for changing jurisdiction boundaries (2009-2011). Following this, she worked as deputy director of the information and tour system (2011-2014) at Abraham Tours, which is a network of independent travelers, continuing to gain extensive experience in managing and operating information systems.

At the Institute, Erela continued her dual professional path as an urban planner who specializes in information systems. As website editor, she is involved in strategic organizational processes in which she initiated a rebranding of the Institute, resulting in its name change and a unique, representative design language. Erela directed the establishment of the Institute’s new website (2019). In addition, Erela served as coordinator of the Urban Sustainability project (2012-2015) and was involved in writing the recommendations paper for promoting sustainability by local municipalities (2016). Erela is currently coordinating the Sharon Authorities Sustainable Transportation Project, which is being advanced in cooperation with civil society organizations such as 15 Minutes and accompanied by the Technion’s Transportation Research Institute. Erela is also involved in writing the Institute’s strategic-urban planning documents, including writing recommendations for improving the urban connection between the government compound and the city in the context of policy proposals for promoting Jerusalem as a government city.   

Areas Of Expertise

  • Information Systems
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Sustainability