Efrat Eizenberg is an environmental psychologist and an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, The Technion, Israel. She is the head of Urbanites – Human Habitat (Re)Development Research Group. She completed her PhD in the Department of Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2008 and her Post Doctorate at the Planning for the Environment with Communities research lab (PECLAB), in the Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University in 2011. Her research topics include urban diversity, planning culture, urban nature, and planning with communities. Efrat is the Author of “From the Ground Up: Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation”, published in 2013 by Ashgate.