Stern, Eliahu 1948-

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STERN, Eliahu 1948-


Born January 5, 1948, in Tel-Aviv, Israel; son of Itzhak and Debora Stern; married, August 21, 1969; wife's name Esther (a social worker); children: Ithai, Efrat, Orit. Education: Tel-Aviv University, B.A., 1972, M.A., 1974; University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, Ph.D., 1976. Religion: Jewish.


Home—21a Abarbanel St., Raanana 43273, Israel. Office—Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel. E-mail—[email protected].


High school teacher in Ramat-Gan, Israel, 1969-72; Z. Ashimshoni Co., Tel-Aviv, Israel, geographer and planner, 1972-74; D. Braslau's and Associates Ltd., Minneapolis, MN, geographer and planner, 1975-76; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, lecturer, 1976-80, senior lecturer, 1980-87, associate professor, 1987-93, professor of geography and transportation planning, 1993—, department chair, 1981-82, 1984-88, research coordinator for Geo-Statistical Unit of Hubert Humphrey Center for Human Ecology, 1979-81, member of board of directors of the center, 1981-82, 1984-88. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, visiting lecturer, 1977-79; University of Pretoria, visiting associate professor, 1982-83; Delft University of Technology, visiting professor, 1989; University of Texas—Austin, visiting scholar at School of Public Affairs, 2002; guest lecturer at other institutions, including Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Haifa, Queen Mary College, London, University of Udine, Rand Afrikanse University, University of New Mexico, Ohio State University, University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, and University of Uppsala. Desert Research Institute, Sde Bokor, Israel, research coordinator for Geo-Statistical Unit, 1979-81, head of unit, 1981-83; Joe Alon Center for Regional Studies, chair of scientific board, 1980-82; EnviroPlan, director and planner in Beer Sheva, 1987-94, and Tel-Aviv, 1994—. European Science Foundation, national theme coordinator for European TCM Research Network, 1986-92, and member of NECTAR Research Network. Ministry of Transportation, Jerusalem, Israel, research coordinator for office of the chief scientist, 1977-78; Israel National Academy of Science, chair of research committee, 1989, 1991; National Council of Statistics, member of National Committee for Land Use Classification, 1998-2001; Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, member of steering team for defining national policy on environmental quality in Israeli cities, 2001; Israel Prize in Geography, chair of nominating committee, 2002; Israel Science Foundation, chair of Research Committee in Geography, 2002-03; Ministry of Education, member of Israel National Commission for UNESCO, 2003—; consultant to United Nations Environmental Program, Association of Banks in Israel, Israel Educational Television, and Cross-Israel Highway Co. Ltd. Omer Local Municipality, member of Urban Development Committee, 1990-93. U.S.A. Metropolitan Atlas, cartographer, 1975-76; Voice of Israel (radio station), broadcaster of a weekly program on Israeli tourism, 1997.


International Geographical Union (member of Israeli national committee, 1984-91), International Association for Travel Behavior Research, International Society of City and Regional Planners, Israeli Geographical Society (member of board of directors, 1976-80), Israel Geographical Association, Israeli Association of Geographers (president, 1990-92), Israeli Regional Science Association (member of board of directors, 1993-98), Israeli Association of Transportation Research (member of board of directors, 1984-85, 1987-89; president, 1985-87), Israel Association of Environmental Planning (Israel; chair, 2002—), Association of American Geographers.


Grants from Keren Avi-Hayishuv, 1976, State of Israel, between 1977 and 1985, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Transportation, 1979-80, National Council for Research and Development, 1979, and Israel National Academy of Science, between 1980 and 2000; Ministry of the Interior, Research and Science Award, 1980, for Beer Sheva, and grant, 1990; grants from University of Stellenbosch, 1982, P. Sapir Fund, 1986, Ford Foundation, 1986, European Science Foundation, 1989-90, and Joe Alon Center for Regional Studies, 1990-91.


(Editor, with Y. Gradus, and contributor) Beer Sheva (in Hebrew), Keter Publishing House (Jerusalem, Israel), 1979.

(Editor, with Y. Gradus, A. Meir, and others) Atlas of the Negev (in Hebrew and English), Keter Publishing House (Jerusalem, Israel), 1986.

Getting Away from It All (in Hebrew), Joe Alon Study Center Press (Beer Sheva, Israel), 1987.

(Editor, with D. Urman, and contributor) Man and Environment in the Southern Shefela (in Hebrew), Massada Press (Givataaim, Israel), 1988.

(Editor, with A. Meir) International Aspects of Metropolitan Systems, Transaction Books (New Brunswick, NJ), 1989.

(With P. Bovy) Theory and Models of Route Choice Behaviour, Delft University Press (Delft, Netherlands), 1989, expanded edition published as Route Choice: Wayfinding in Transportation Networks, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 1990.

Caravansaries: Roads and Inns, Karta Publishing House (Jerusalem, Israel), 1997.

(Editor, with I. Salomon and P. Bovy, and contributor) Travel Behaviour: Spatial Patterns, Congestion, and Modeling, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Desert Development, edited by Y. Gradus, D. Reidel Publishing House (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 1985; A Billion Trips a Day: Tradition and Transition in European Travel Patterns, edited by I. Salomon, P. Bovy, and J. P. Orfiuel, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 1993; The Mosaic of Israeli Geography, edited by Y. Gradus and G. Liphshitz, Ben-Gurion University Press (Beer Sheva, Israel), 1996; Theoretical Foundations of Travel Choice Modeling, edited by T. Garling, T. Laitila, and K. Westin, Pergamon (Oxford, England), 1998; and Transport and Information Systems, edited by R. Stough, Y. Higano, and others, Edward Elgar Publishing (Northampton, MA), 2003. Contributor of more than 100 articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Transportation Geography, Journal of Arid Land Studies, Traffic and Transportation, Socio-Economic Planning, Geographical Analysis, Perspective, Land, Environmental Planning Quarterly, European Journal of Operation Research, and American Journal of Community Psychology. Geography Research Forum, founder and coeditor, 1979-89, member of editorial board, 1988—; member of editorial board, Horizons in Geography, 1994—.