Daniel Orenstein

Daniel Orenstein


Daniel Orenstein is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and research scientist in socio-ecology with the European Long-Term Ecological Research (eLTER) Network. His work focuses on 1) theoretical and applied socio-ecology, 2) ecosystem service assessment (particularly cultural services), 3) environmental implications of population growth, and 4) landscape aesthetic preferences and nature perceptions. He teaches courses in introductory environmental science, environmental policy, and ecological principles for planners and architects. His environmental editorials and book reviews have been published in the Jerusalem Report, the Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, the Jewish Daily Forward and other venues. In 2006-2007 Daniel was a Switzer Leadership Fellow, and was provided a grant to work with the Coalition on Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) as Science and Policy Fellow. Daniel completed his Ph.D. at Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies in 2006 and studied Environmental Biology and Management at U.C. Davis (B.Sc. 1992), and ecology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel (M.Sc. 1996). He co-edited 'Between Ruin and Restoration: Essays on Israeli Environmental History' published by University of Pittsburgh Press.


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Academic Background:
Brown University, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Architecture & Urban Planning
Conservation Science & Biology
Environmental Policy & Law
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth

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