Yinnon Geva (PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ’21) is an urban planner, studying the implications of urban development on social equity. In his dissertation, he examined the evolution of Israel’s state-led urban regeneration program. The study explored how developers, homeowners, and municipal governments learned to balance the social implications and the market logics of the national program.
At the School of Cities, Yinnon studies the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on place-based urban strategies, focusing on multisectoral developments in the Greater Toronto Area. The research engages with the multiple perceptions of crisis in urban studies to examine how notions of equitable development have transformed since the onset of the pandemic.