HOW to impact HOW people decide HOW to travel?

Yesterday I’ve presented some work at a seminar regarding options for Congestion Charge in Tel Aviv. Really enjoyed it, both on the auditorium stage and in the rows listening to others.

It was interesting, the intense debate led by Prof. Trajtenberg was inspiring and all an all it was great fun.

If you are looking for it, here is my presentation from that seminar – LINK

Reverse writers block is still a block

… and here comes crisis #1. I knew this book is not gonna be easy. Thinking in Hebrew and writing in English is much more than reversing the text direction.

But I think the real block I have now is the opposite of writers block. it’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s that I have too much and I can’t figure out what comes first. I have realized now that I’m actually writing two books. one about Spatial Economics and the other about Urban Transportation. In my mind those are combined but here I find myself skipping back and forth.


I need to choose and I prefer to talk more about Spatial Economics. I’ll just wrap the 4th article in the “Seamless Transportation” block and then restrict myself to the City Economics stuff.

Let’s see if this will be the end of crisis #1.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough on the speakers is a good place to start.

Up for Debate – Does Every Free Market Aspire for Agglomeration?

If you’ve been following my posts and the theoretical model I’ve presented, you too have come to the rather disturbing conclusion – That this model fits any free market. Whether it is a city, a manufacturing plant, or a service company, it seems that every free market seeks to achieve agglomeration, a state where there is only one supplier and zero competition.

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