APRIL 24, 2013 – THE CHALLENGES OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN HISTORIC CITIES

















































HourLocationActivityTopicParticipants
09:00 - 09:30YMCA PatioArrival & Registration
09:30 - 11:00YMCA AuditoriumParallel Round Table SessionsThe Infrastructure of Pilgrimage
Table One
The Ascent to Jerusalem
 
YMCA Auditorium
Facilitator: Arch. Osnat Post Director of Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
Speakers:
Avner Haramati Chair, Jerusalem Intercultural Center, Organizational Psychologist, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
Avner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
Gidi Bashan, Community Forestry, Keren Kayemet l'Yisrael (KKL)
Maoz Inon, Co-owner and founder of the ''Abraham Hostel'' Jerusalem, ''Jesus Trail'' and the ''Fauzi Azar Inn'' - a Responsible Tourism Award Winner for best accommodation for local community
Georg Roessler, Co-Director of SK Tours in Nature
Table Two
“People Infrastructure”:
Planning “by the people, for the people”
Facilitator: Yael Marom-Avissar, Head of Accessibility Dept, Jerusalem Municipality
Speakers:
Arch. Yael Danieli-Lahav, Accessibility Consultant, Ariel University
Smadar Shenin, Chair, Jewish Quarter Community Council, Old City of Jerusalem
Count Philippe Piccapietra, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
Eviatar Levine, Magen David Adom
Kamal Abdu, “Inclusion” –Engineer & Accessibility Specialist
Meir Hendelsman, Yad Sarah
Table Three
The Contribution of Holy Sites and Communities to Pilgrimage:
Facilitator: Alison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
The Armenian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem: An ancient community and its traditionsSpeakers:
Father Goossan & Historian of the Armenian Patriarchate, Jerusalem
St. Georges’s Compound: Green Hotel Development for PilgrimsArch. & Prof. Moshe Margalith, UNESCO Chair on Modern Heritage, Head of Tel Aviv Institute for Architecture, Environment, Culture & Community & Head of Planning Team of St. Georges Compound
Religion, Tradition and the Value of Eco-System ManagementThe Reverend Canon John Organ (Residential Canon and Bishop's Chaplain), The Cathedral of St. George the Martyr, The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Mount Zion: Ancient Heritage Outside the Old City WallsGidon Shamir, Coordinator of Mount Zion Initiative
Arch. Shachar Puni, Israel Antiquities Authority
Haggai Snir, Director, Intercultural Center, Mount Zion
Eviatar HaCohen, Nature and Parks’ Authority
The Role of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian RelationsDr. Sarah Bernstein, Director Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR)
Christian Faith Leaders (TBC)
Dilemmas of the Christian Communities in JerusalemInspector Johnny Kassabri, Liaison Officer for Christian Communities & Affairs in Jerusalem
The Center of Hope, JerusalemRabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein, Director, The Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem
The Greenways Network Project: Linking Nature, People and Cultural HeritageLuis Andrés Orive, PhD Forestry Engineer, Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012 Project Manager
Table Four
Ethics of the Public Domain Part III
Facilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
 
Speakers:
Prof. Alistair Bath, Dept. of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. José Bernal Stoopen, Director-General of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife, Mexico City
Daniel Milo, Director, The Center of Ethics, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
Sandra Manley, Associate Head of Department of Planning & Architecture and Urban Design, University of West England (UWE), Bristol
Dr. Kusum Vyas, Founder of the Green Kumbh Movement and GYAN initiatives of Living Planet Foundation
Rav Yehuda A. Horovitz, Haredim l’Sviva (Orthodox Jews for the Environment)
Table Five
The Culture of Urban Planning
Facilitator: Ofer Manor, Chief Architect, City of Jerusalem
Architecture is Each People's Dialogue with their EnvironmentSpeakers:
Dr. Laurence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
Austrian Hospice in JerusalemArch. Zev Baran, on behalf of Rector Markus St. Bugnyar, Director of the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem
The Mount of Olives – A Historic Cemetery in a Heritage LandscapeJeff Daube, Co-Chair, Israel Steering Committee, The International Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim
Flora of the Holy Land – Jerusalem Botanical GardensSue Surkes, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, co-writer and producer of “Flora of the Holy Land”
11:00 - 11:30YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
11:30 - 13:00YMCA AuditoriumSpecial Plenary SessionPilgrim Cities and Routes in Israel present their challenges and visionFacilitator: Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
National Chapters of a Global NetworkSpeakers:
Alison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
The Bahai World Center, Haifa and co-founders of the Green Pilgrimage NetworkJalal Hatami, Deputy Secretary-General, Baha’i International Community
The Gospel TrailUri Sharon, Aide to the Director-General, Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Abraham PathAvner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
The Jesus TrailMaoz Inon, Co-owner and founder of the ''Abraham Hostel'' Jerusalem, ''Jesus Trail'' and the ''Fauzi Azar Inn'' - a Responsible Tourism Award Winner for best accommodation for local community
Acre -
Ashdod – Eddie Ben Layish, Director of the Tourism Development Company of Ashdod
Beersheba – Lilach Harel, Tourism Coordinator, Old City Project, Ronit Ivki, Sustainability Coordinator
Dalit El-Karmel – Mayor Carmel Nasser-Al Din and Hasson Bashir, Director of Foreign Relations & Tourism
Haifa – Danny Ronen, Director of Tourism Association and Hedva Almog, Deputy Mayor
Jerusalem – Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor & Green Pilgrimage Ambassador
Kfar Kana -
Merom-Hagalil – Ayal Damari, Deputy Mayor of the Regional Council
Nazareth -
Safed – Mayor Ilan Shochat
Tiberias – Deputy Mayor, Shmuel Hermesh and City Engineer, Moti Lavie
13:00 - 14:00YMCA Lobby & PatioLunch
14:00 - 15:30Parallel Round Table SessionsTable One:
Transport Challenges in the City of Jerusalem
Facilitator: Arch. Osnat Post, Director of Green Pilgrim Jerusalem Planning Team
Jerusalem’s special significance within the national transport systemSpeakers:
Yehuda Elbaz, Director of Public Transport, Ministry of Transport
Connecting the Dots in JerusalemNadav Meroz, Director of the Jerusalem Transport Master Plan Team (JTMT)
Transportation on Pilgrim and Festival DaysKobi Bartov, Director of Transport & Infrastructure, Jerusalem Municipality
The Elevator from the Western Wall Plaza to the Jewish QuarterArch. Yehuda Sharki, The Jewish Quarter Development Company
Table Two:
One Design Does Not Fit All
Facilitator: Dr. Avi Ramot, Director, Israel Accessibility Center, The Shekel Association – Community Services for People with Special Needs
Speakers:
Arch. Peter Bogod, Bogod-Figardo Architects, Jerusalem
Meirav Davish Ben-Moshe, Landscape Architect
Arch. Gad Ma-Tov, Director-General, ''Tangible Solutions''
Arch. Tali Cohen-Anderson, Acting Head of Accessibility Department, Municipality of Jerusalem
Table Three
"Waste Not, Want Not"
 
YMCA Auditorium
Facilitator: Dr. Yoel Siegel, Director, Metro-Jerusalem URBIS, Senior Project Manager, Tag International Development
Talking Rubbish!Nimrod Halamish, MAFTI (Jerusalem Wastewater and purification enterprises, Ltd) subsidiary of Gihon Water Company
Green and Clean Energy for Holy CitiesYosef Abramowitz, world-renowned Green Pioneer, President of the Arava Power Company and founder, Energiya Global
“A Holistic Approach to Green Infrastructure”Nerys Jones, Strategic Greenspace Consultant
Sewage as a Resource in the Soreq ValleyDr. Yehiel Menuhin, Senior Consultant, The Jerusalem Sewage Water and Purification Enterprises Ltd.
ChaiPlanet – Donating Renewable Energy to CharityJoe Van Zwaren, Vice-President, Business Development, Leviathan Energy & Founder of the Jerusalem Business Networking Forum
Table Four
The River as a Bridge: A Case Study of the Wadi El Nar - Kidron Valley Initiative
Facilitator: Richard Laster, Professor of Environmental Law & Policy, Hebrew University, Chair: Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Steering Committee
Speakers:
Arch. Arie Rahamimoff and Arch. Liora Meron, Leaders of Kidron/Wadi el Nar Planning Team
Muhammad Nakhal, Community Consultant to Kidron/Wadi el Nar Planning Team and Green Pilgrim Jerusalem
Avner Goren, Member of Kidron Valley/Wadi el Nar Project and Green Pilgrimage Network teams, Israel's Country Director of The Abraham's Path Initiative, co-chair of Israel's chapter of Engineers Without Borders
15:30 - 16:00YMCA Lobby & Outside PatioLight Refreshments
16:00 - 16:10YMCA AuditoriumClosing Musical RecitalEmma Wolfin Golding and Judith Litoff
16:15 - 18:00Closing Plenary SessionWrapping-upFacilitator: Dr. Laurence Brahm, Founder of The Himalayan Consensus Institute and Shambhala Serai Group
Equal rights for people with disability: The Israeli vision in a global context Ahiya Kamara, Commissioner of Equal Rights, Ministry of Justice
The Green Pilgrimage Network Going ForwardAlison Hilliard, Deputy Director, Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
Symposium MomentsSPNI Community TV Presents Highlights
Symposium Summary – Delegates are Invited to Share their Thoughts as the Symposium Draws to a CloseNaomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador
18:30 - 19:30The Western Wall PlazaHosted by the Rabbi of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Rabbi Shmuel RabinowitzWelcoming the Swifts on their Annual Pilgrimage to the Western WallSpeakers:
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz,
Rabbi of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation
Prof. Yossi Leshem, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Founder & Director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun, Israel, established by the Tel Aviv University
Amnonn Hahn, Director of the Friends of the Swifts Association, Coordinator of the Annual Swifts Welcoming Ceremony
Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem & Green Pilgrimage Network Ambassador