SDG 11:
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Promote sustainable commuting

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa promotes sustainable commuting in a variety of ways. For example, the University has established a joint program with the national bus company (Egged) – named “Tik-Tak” – (more…)

Building on brownfield sites

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University of Haifa strives to utilize brownfields for development and construction. Most noticeably, the newly developed Lorry Lokey Downtown Campus (more…)

Sustainable practices targets – the new Cable Car Station at the University of Haifa

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 17  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2022 |  Link
Description: Starting 2022, The University hosts Cable car station – a new sustainable type of public transportation in Haifa. The Cable car is operated by CableExpress company. (more…)

Sustainable construction (green construction) standard No’ 78218

By: The Standards Institution of Israel
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2021 |  Link
Description: The university completed the construction of a new building for the Faculty of Welfare & Health according to sustainable standards. This earned the University a one-star Green Standard certification No’ 78218. (more…)

Remote working pilot for administrative staff

By: Human resources Department
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Administration  | Time: ongoing |  Link
Description: The University’s HR department has approved remote working (working from home) pilot for a period of 3 months starting from Monday 01.11.2021 and later extended till the present day. The pilot is based on working from home one day a week, subject to filling out an application and agreeing form. Remote working will be approved for employees whose role and nature of work allow working remotely and fulfilling the duties of the position in full. (more…)

Reducing the use of disposable cups and water bottles throughout the campus

By: The university administration
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 14, SDG 15  |  Units: Administration  | Time: 2022 |  Link
Description: As part of the sustainability vision of the University of Haifa and it’s day-to-day efforts to protect the environment, on 01.06.2022 university administration issued a new guideline document regarding the use of disposable utensils on campus, especially non-biodegradable ones. It includes two practical instructions that will take effect immediately: 1. Staff members are asked to stop using disposable cups and switch to use a reusable personal cups. 2. General warehouse staff is asked (more…)

The events of School of the Arts at Haifa University in 2021

By: School of the Arts
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 17  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2021 |  Link
Description: The tradition of cultural events held by School of the Arts and open for general public continues. This year were produced a number of plays, including a bilingual (Hebrew-Arabic) play for children, exhibitions of B.A. and M.A. graduates in art, series of concerts and recitals for the organ. (more…)

The events of School of the Arts at Haifa University in 2020

By: School of the Arts
Published in:
SDGs : SDG 11, SDG 17  |  Units: Humanities  | Time: 2020 |  Link
Description: The School of the Arts hosts various cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, plays, performances, and lectures. Public entry to these events is free of charge. (more…)

Urban distress and political narrative: Life stories of local leaders in a poor, underprivileged suburb and the reconstruction of urban order

By: Dahan Y.
Published in: Qualitative Social Work
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: This study discusses the relations between life stories, political narratives and attitudes towards social problems take (more…)

Spatial identification of potential health hazards: A systematic areal search approach

By: Svechkina A., Zusman M., Rybnikova N., Portnov B.A.
Published in: International Journal of Health Geographics
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Background and aims: Large metropolitan areas often exhibit multiple morbidity hotspots. However, the identification of (more…)

The potential of framing in managing and resolving environmental conflict

By: Deborah S., Ben-Gal M.
Published in: Advancing Sustainability at the Sub-National Level: The Potential and Limitations of Planning
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: This chapter deals with the concept of framing and its applications in environmental conflicts. Framing was demonstrated (more…)

Social impact assessment of rebuilding an urban neighborhood: A case study of a demolition and reconstruction project in Petah Tikva, Israel

By: Trop T.
Published in: Sustainability (Switzerland)
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: The rebuilding of deteriorating residential areas is being replicated rapidly throughout Israeli cities despite limited (more…)

Coresets for differentially private k-means clustering and applications to privacy in mobile sensor networks

By: Feldman D., Xiang C., Zhu R., Rus D.
Published in: Proceedings – 2017 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, IPSN 2017
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Mobile sensor networks are a great source of data. By collecting data with mobile sensor nodes from individuals in a use (more…)

Devising ‘policy packages’ for seismic retrofitting of residences

By: Segal E., Negev M., Feitelson E., Zaychik D.
Published in: Natural Hazards
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Welfare & Health Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Collapse of residential buildings is the major cause of death during earthquakes. Seismic retrofitting of residential bu (more…)

A new approach to spatial identification of potential health hazards associated with childhood asthma

By: Svechkina A., Portnov B.A.
Published in: Science of the Total Environment
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Research background Childhood asthma is a chronic disease, known to be linked to prolonged exposure to air pollution. Ho (more…)

Late Quaternary sea-level changes and early human societies in the central and eastern Mediterranean Basin: An interdisciplinary review

By: Benjamin J., Rovere A., Fontana A., Furlani S., Vacchi M., Inglis R.H., Galili E., Antonioli F., Sivan D., Miko S., Mourtzas N., Felja I., Meredith-Williams M., Goodman-Tchernov B., Kolaiti E., Anzidei M., Gehrels R.
Published in: Quaternary International
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: This article reviews key data and debates focused on relative sea-level changes since the Last Interglacial (approximate (more…)

Urbanization effects on sediment and trace metals distribution in an urban winter pond (Netanya, Israel)

By: Zohar I., Teutsch N., Levin N., Mackin G., de Stigter H., Bookman R.
Published in: Journal of Soils and Sediments
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Marine Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Purpose: This paper aims to elucidate urban development-induced processes affecting the sediment and the distribution of (more…)

Process design decisions in community-based collaboration: implications for implementation and collateral social benefits

By: Ozawa C.P., Shmueli D.F., Kaufman S.
Published in: Planning Theory and Practice
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Collaborative decision-making processes are conducted widely in public affairs at various scales, from community to metr (more…)

Measuring the effect of plant-community composition on carbon fixation on green roofs

By: Agra H., Klein T., Vasl A., Kadas G., Blaustein L.
Published in: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: Green roofs provide many ecosystem services such as regulation of building temperatures, reducing urban heat-island effe (more…)

How effective is central enforcement? Evidence from convened committees in failing local authorities

By: Reingewertz Y., Beeri I.
Published in: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space
SDGs : SDG 11  |  Units: Social Sciences  | Time: 2018 |  Link
Description: The recent economic slowdown has revealed weaknesses in existing fiscal arrangements and led to the reintroduction of en (more…)