Prof. Itzhak Omer

Dep. of Geography and Human Enviornment

Itzhak Omer is an urban geographer and associate professor at the Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University. He is Head of the Urban Space Analysis Laboratory. The areas of his academic interest include: urban modeling, spatial behavior and spatial cognition, urban morphology, movement and social geography of the city.


He developed methodological framework and tools for analysing and modelling the relation between the urban environment and spatial behavior by means of advanced spatial, topological and visual analysis methods and by using agent-based simulations and Geographic Information technology.


Selected papers:

  • Omer, I., & Jiang, B. (2015). Can cognitive inferences be made from aggregate traffic flow data?. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54, 219-229.

  • Omer, I., Rofè, Y., & Lerman, Y. (2015). The impact of planning on pedestrian movement: contrasting pedestrian movement models in pre-modern and modern neighborhoods in Israel. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29 (12), 2121-2142.

  • Omer, I., and Goldblatt, R. (2016) Spatial Patterns of Retail Activity and Street Network Structure in New and Traditional Israeli Cities. Urban Geography,  37 (4), pp. 629–649.

  • Omer, I., and Goldblatt, R. (2016) Using space syntax and Q-analysis for investigating movement patterns in buildings: the case of shopping malls. Environment and planning B: Planning and Design. DOI: 10.1177/0265813516647061






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