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Yaron J Balslev
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Tel Aviv University
13 Pilichovsky

Tel Aviv,   

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About My Work
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a teaching fellow at Tel Aviv University.

My research deals with urban environmental issues at the beginning of the 20th century in Palestine, mainly under the British Mandate, focusing on Tel Aviv as a case study. My research integrates several disciplines and uses new methods in historical-geographical research. I mainly use archives, maps, aerial photos, historical analysis in GIS and climatic data.

I serve as Israel Regional Representative to the European Society for Environmental History (term 2015-2019).
Yaron Balslev, “Hebrew City with Hebrew Waste: Waste treatment in Tel Aviv during the British Mandate”, Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel, 24, 2016, pp. 271-300 (Hebrew)

Yaron Balslev, Yossi Katz and Itzhak Schnell (eds.), Special issue: Changing spaces: Geographical changes in Israel and its surroundings, Merhavim- Studies in Geography of Israel and the Middle-East, vol. 7, Tel Aviv University, 2016 (Hebrew, 400 pp.)

Yaron J. Balslev, Oded Potchter and Andreas Matzarakis, "Climatic and thermal comfort analysis of the Tel-Aviv Geddes Plan: A historical perspective", Building and Environment, 93, 2015, pp. 302-318

Yaron Balslev, "The First Decade of the Development of Tel Aviv Neighborhoods across the Yarkon, 1947-1958", Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Ben-Gurion University, Vol. 23, December 2013, pp. 233-273 (Hebrew)

Yaron Balslev, "Pollution and Purification of the Tel-Aviv Seashore (1909-1982)", Horizons in Geography, Vol. 78, University of Haifa, 2012, pp. 103-121 (Hebrew)

Yaron Balslev, The Trees that Predated the City: 100 Years Old Trees in Tel Aviv Yafo, The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Village Development and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, 2012 (Hebrew)

Work in progress:
Yaron Balslev, “Urban Waste Treatment under the British Mandate of Palestine” (article)

Yaron Balslev, “Miqve Israel Dump site during the Arab Revolte in Palestine, 1936-1939” (article)
Professional Associations
International Conference of Historical Geographers (ICHG)

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)

Annual Conference of the Royal Geographic Society (RGS)