Projects

 

Holistic Planning and Resident Engagement

1.  "Knowledge Café" for open Municipality - Citizens - Local Stakeholders collaboration
 

Municipal clients: Paphos, Holon, Harish and Haifa. For shaping up strategic road-maps, to ensure engagement of citizens and local organizations and to be attractive for residents and families, including from outer regions. Small groups of people were created to brainstorm together and to crystallize innovative ideas that can contribute to the city. Every session began with an explanation about "Creative thinking vs Innovative thinking", the differences and the reasons that make one idea come to life and the other idea die.

Report of the Knowledge Cafe in Harish City website (Hebrew)
 

 

2.  "Holon – the City of Children” 
 

Client: Municipality of Holon. Over the past two decades, the city of Holon has undergone what can only be described as a revolution. It has succeeded in changing its image, positioning itself as a thriving, lively and well-kept city that offers its residents a good quality of life, with an abundance of leisure and cultural activities for everyone, with a special focus on families, kids and teens.

 

Holon is now branded as Israel’s “Children’s City,” a focus of attraction and interest and a place to which there is always a reason to return. The change has brought with it a continuing growth in residents’ satisfaction, and the city has attracted new residents, many of them families with young children, who realize that this is a good place to raise kids.

 

Dr. Edna Pasher has led the re-branding initiative in Holon together with Hana Herzman, CEO of Holon Municipality, for the past 20 years. Following the remarkable success and long-term experience, Hana is today a member of ISCI.

Holon Municipality

Holon - The Research Work on the 'Children's City'

 

 

3.  Research on the linkage between resident, quality of life and technology in Smart City, 
 

Extensive research conducted by Dr. Tzvi Weinstein in 6 major European cities: Dublin, Glasgow, Luke, Oslo, Brussels, Zagreb, and Gdansk. The related book is expected to be published In January 2016 including a chapter on Tel-Aviv – the digital city.

 

4.  "City Salt", Melach Design Studio
 

Municipal clients: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. (The Three biggest cities in Israel). At Melach, “salt” in Hebrew, we emphasize the unique identity that exists in every city, in the same way that salt in cooking highlights flavors and improves them. The process, led by Michal Derhie Wieman in 2014-5, created a unique urban experience with the aid of custom-made design tools. Research and design solutions for positive residential experience with the urban environment (including people with limitation) http://www.melachcity.com/en/

 

 

 

Transportation, Traffic Control and Mobility

1. Structuring of business model and marketing for Road 6, (Israel largest cross country road)
 

Client: Derech Eretz Highways Management Corporation.

Highway 6 also known as the Trans-Israel Highway is a major electronic toll highway in Israel. Highway 6 is the first Israeli Build-Operate-Transfer road constructed, carried out mainly by the private sector in return for a license to collect tolls on the highway for a given number of years. It is also one of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in Israel. Dr. Edna Pasher prepared the marketing strategy of the private consortium (2 Israeli and one Canadian companies) which owned this project. The strategy was based on positive ROI without the need of national "safety net". It also included "green environment" considerations and natural habitat conservation.

This unique project was documented in a book. http://www.kvish6.co.il/ArticleLangs.aspx?Id=1&LangTypeId=1

 

2. Development of Private and Public Electric Transportation Systems

Led by Mr. Haim Rousso, 2014-2015

3. Development of an electric bus for Singapore

Client: Singapore. Led by Mr. Haim Rousso, 2014-2015

 

Technology and communications infrastructure

1.  Researcher- "IoT Europe"
 

The "Internet of Things" Research, funded by the 2020H Fund of the European Union. Led by Mr. Yossi Dan and Mr. Erez Mizrachi, 2015
 

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/what-horizon-2020

 

2.  Development of "Smart Nursing" wearable gear

Led by Mr. Haim Rousso, 2014-2015

 

Education

1.  "FBTA urban education program (Malal)"

Client: Municipality of Haifa. The program "From birth to adulthood" (FBTA), a working model underlying assumption that the coordination and continuity between the frame surrounding the child throughout the day, will help educators to recognize the child and his needs and give him the most suitable educational needs. The program encourages the community to work together through action groups that are built to handle needs brought up by the educators, parents and students living in the "same space". Dr. Edna Pasher led the development of the program and tools involved in developing this holistic approach as a PPP that gave boost to the city educational system.

 

2.  Education strategy forming, process management and implementation

Clients: Education department in the municipalities of 3 major cities: Haifa, Ramat-Gan and Afula. The projects included consulting services for both local schools and the education departments of the municipalities. The projects covered planning an educational vision, creating a roadmap an accompanying the organizations implementation. Led by Hagai Dafna,

 

3. “Education Communities”

Client: The municipality of Haifa.

Re-establishment of the educational system in the city of Haifa as a PPP. Led by Dr. Edna Pasher, 2013

 

Public Safety and Emergency Services Readiness

1.  The "Israel Smart & Safe City Conference"

 

A conference with global participation in Israel. Led each year by Yossi Dan and Erez Mizrachi

 

2.  Disaster plan preparation

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Clients: Various cities in Israel. Building an emergency operational concept, organizational structure (assemblies) and settings functions, writing procedures, teaching and training of officials. Led by Hagai Dafna,

 

3.  Disaster preparation for schools

Emergency crews training in all educational institutions. Hundreds of trainees. Led by Hagai Dafna,

 

Water and Sanitation infrastructure

1.  Organizational consulting to water corporations

Municipal clients: Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Shfaram and more.Corporate strategy, organizational structure, emergency assessments and advice to managers. Led by Hagai Dafna,

 

Energy efficiency

1.  "Smart Net"

Client: Israel Electricity Companya project for improving a smart grid and electricity use.

Led by Mr. Russo as part of his activity in Elbit.

 

Sustainability and Green Planning

1.  Smart City Lab establishment in the city of Ashdod

 

Client: Ashdod Municipality.  Led by Yossi Dan and Erez Mizrachi

 

Strategy and Consulting 

1.  The “Intellectual Capital of the State of Israel Report

Client: The Israel Chief Scientist Ministry 

This is an extensive research and report done by Dr. Edna Pasher twice. Once under private funding and due to the great the success the second report was funded by Chief Scientist Ministry. The report maps out many aspects of Israel’s intellectual capital and helps explain the reasons for its success. Link to the report from 2015 - link

 

2.  Smart City strategy and plans in the newly established city of Harish

Client: Municipality of Harish. Led by Yossi Dan and Erez Mizrachi

3.  Smart City consultancy for Nice, France,

Client: Nice, France. Led by Yossi Dan and Erez Mizrachi

4.  Smart City consultancy to the city of Lisbon, Portugal

Client: Lisbon, Portugal. , Led by Mr. Luis Gomez

5.  Smart City consultancy for Saint Quentin

Client: Saint Quentin, France. , Mr. Luis Gomez

 

7.  Planning and leading of the Smart City Event in Tel Aviv 2014, Mr. Guy Pross and Mr. Uri Kushnir

Client: Municipality of Tel-Aviv

 

8.  Planning and escorting of a Smart City Project in S. Korea, Mr. Guy Pross and Mr. Uri Kushnir.

 

Other Projects

Our group has also served both private and public sector organization. Some of our renowned clients include: The EU Commission, The Bank of Israel, Bank Leumi, Danya Cebus (Construction), The Technion (Israel’s leading technological engineering university), The Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv University, AMDOCS, TEVA (Israel’s largest pharmaceutical company), Rafael, IAI, IMI, Maccabi Health Services, The Israel Defence Force and many others.