How could I be a real blogger without a post about why I haven't been posting for a while? Well I've been busy working on my first facebook application, and this morning I released it. It has very little to do with urban planning, although some day there may be enough geographical data in my database to do studies on which cities are most prone to which moods. In any case, if you're interested, try it out and invite your friends.
Now its time to get back to my real profession. Recently, Shimon Piltzer and I have gotten the green light to advance our town plan in the center of Rehovot. We're working on an urban intervention there that includes housing, stores, and a new public square along Herzl Street. Watch for developments.