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Dr Shlomit Flint Ashery

Dr Shlomit Flint Ashery

Senior Research Associate

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2016

Research summary

Religious groups have become a salient factor of urban residential dynamics in Western society. The residential decisions of the sect's members follow, at least in part, the directives of the leaders, and the latter are interested in reinforcing their power through group segregation and social exclusion. What is the dynamic of residential competition between groups and a society of individuals? Can individualistic Western society withstand the pressure of a sect that decides to "seize" a neighbourhood? Will the city pattern turn into a network of voluntary ghettos within a retreating pluralistic society? Shlomit intends to investigate these questions in east London, where traditional minorities preserve tradition based on family ties in compact areas. This study will recognise latent orders that determine residential dynamics of minorities, spotlighting in high resolution the role of group versus individual residential behaviour and investigate its effect with regards to Private and Community housing.

Teaching summary

2008–2011 Lecturer Assistant, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University

Created and presented an original course (both for undergraduates in their last year and graduates) titled "Socio-spatial Policy in Planning”. The course focused on the relationship between political and economic processes at the urban sphere from socio-cultural perspective.

2010-2012  Research group (with Dr. G. Porat): Religion, Economy, and Secularization, Van-Leer institute, Jerusalem (16 participants).

2002-2006    Research and Teaching Assistant, GIF Project Berlin-Jerusalem, Hebrew Uni. Jerusalem

Education

Tel-Aviv University
PhD, Architecture | 2011
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MA, Public Policy | 2003
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
B.Arch, Architecture | 2000

Biography

Shlomit Flint is an Architect (Bezalel) with a master in Public policy and planning  (Hebrew University) and a PhD in The Geosimulation and Spatial Analysis from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Currently, Dr. Flint is a Senior Researcher at Survey of London: Whitechapel Initiative, study of the impact of recent immigration wave on Whitechapel's built environment through digital means with the desire to influence public policy. 

Dr. Flint formerly held a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Bartlett Grand Challenges Visiting Research Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) from January 2012. Her 'Residential Analysis' research spotlighting in high resolution the role of group versus individual residential behavior and investigates its effect with regards to Private and Community housing in sub-postcode E1.1 and E1.7, London.

Her doctoral research was on the residential patterns of the Haredi population in Jerusalem, supervised by Prof. Benenson and Dr Alfasi. 



Publications