Prof. Juval Portugali

Dep. of Geography and Human Environment

Juval Portugali, Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography and the Human Environment Tel Aviv University. He is the Head of the Environmental SimulationLaboratory (ESLab) and of the Environment, Society and Planning Graduate Program of Tel Aviv University. Juval Portugali received his BA degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, did his MA studies at the Technion Haifa, and received a London University PhD from The London School of Economics and Political sciences.


His research integrates complexity and self-organization theories, environmental-spatial cognition, urban dynamics and planning in modern and ancient periods. His publications include more than 70 research articles and 15 scientific books, among them the following:

  • Implicate Relations: Society and space in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Kluwer 1993.
  • The Construction of Cognitive Maps, Kluwer, 1996 (Ed.).
  • Self-Organization and the city, Springer, 2000.
  • Complex Artificial Environments. Springer Complexity Series, 2005 (Ed.).
  • Complexity, Cognition and the City, Springer, Complexity Series 2011.
  • Complexity Theories of Cities Have Come of Age, Springer, Complexity Series 2012 (Ed. With Han Meyer, Egbert Stolk and Ekim Tan).
  • Information Adaptation: The Interplay Between Shannon Information and Semantic
  • Information in Cognition. By Hermann Haken and Juval Portugali. SpringerBriefs in Complexity. 2015, XIV, 90 p. 49 illus., 12 illus. in color.



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