Dr. Nathan Marom, Senior Lecturer, School of Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.
My research on urban sustainability and resilience is informed by social theories of urban space and the environment, and is currently focused on the urban political ecology of metropolitan regions. My research interests include urban policy and planning (including climate mitigation and adaptation plans), urban metabolism, green/gray infrastructures, comparative urbanism, and sustainable development. At the moment, I am working on a monograph on the political ecology of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region, its uneven urban metabolism and socio-environmental inequalities.
Prior to joining IDC in October 2015, I was a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow and post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California, Berkeley and at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. The research I undertook there addresses urban strategies in global South cities, especially in India and South Africa. I analyze how these strategies (i.e. city visions, strategic plans) engage and interlock with urban inequality, socio-spatial disparities and sustainability concerns.
I received a PhD from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University. My PhD dissertation outlined Tel Aviv's planning history through the 20th century in relation to processes of spatial distinction. This research has been published in several academic journals and in a monograph in Hebrew, "City of Concept: Planning Tel Aviv" (Babel Press), which won the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality Centennial Books award.
1. Shamur, Tal, and Marom, Nathan (2021) “People as Environment: Local Environmental Concerns and Urban Marginality in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Region.” Local Environment. 2. Marom, Nathan (2019) “Urban Visions and Divisions in the Global South: Comparing Strategies for Mumbai and Cape Town.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(4): 778-793 3. Shlomo, Oren and Marom, Nathan (2019) “Infrastructural Instabilities of Urban River Restoration: Towards a Metropolitan Political Ecology in the Tel Aviv Region.” Projections – MIT Journal of Urban Planning, Vol. 14 (New Uses for Old Rivers: Rediscovering Urban Waterways). 4. Marom, Nathan (2016) “Urban Political Ecology: Metabolism and Power in ‘Urbanature’.” Ecology and Environment, 7(3): 206-212 (Hebrew). 5. Marom, Nathan and Naomi Carmon (2015) “Affordable Housing Plans in London and New York: Between Marketplace and Social Mix.” Housing Studies, 30(7): 993-1015 6. Marom, Nathan (2014) “Relating a City’s History and Geography with Bourdieu: One Hundred Years of Spatial Distinction in Tel Aviv.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(4): 1344-1362 7. Marom, Nathan (2014) “Planning as Principle of Vision and Division: A Bourdieusian View of Tel Aviv’s Urban Development, 1920s-1950s.” Environment and Planning A, 46(8): 1908-1926 8. Marom, Nathan (2013) “Activizing Space: The Spatial Politics of the 2011 Protest Movement in Israel.” Urban Studies, 50(13): 2826-2841 9. Marom, Nathan and Haim Yacobi (2013) “Culture Capital for All? Cultural Diversity Policy in Tel Aviv and its Limits.” Mediterranean Politics, 18(1): 60-77.