Dr. Efrat Blumenfeld

School of Architecture
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Dr. Efrat Blumenfeld
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Awards and Prizes


  • L. Benguigui, E. Blumenfeld, and D. Czamanski. The Dynamics of the Tel-Aviv Morphology, Environment and Planning B- Planning and Design, Vol 33(2), 2006, pp 269 – 284.  
  • Lucien Benguigui and Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. From Lognormal Distribution to Power Law: A New Classification of the Size Distributions, International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol 17(10), 2006, pp 1429-1436.   
  • Lucien Benguigui and Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. Beyond the Power Law – A New Approach to Analyze City Size Distributions, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Volume 31(6), 2007, pp 648-666.   
  • Lucien Benguigui and Efrat Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. A Dynamic Model for the City Size Distribution beyond Zipf’s Law, Physica A, Vol 384, 2007, pp 613-627.  
  • E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, The Topology of Transportation Networks: A Comparison Between Different Economies, Networks and Spatial Economics, Vol 9, 2009, pp 427-458  
  • E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Aravot Iris, and D. Czamanski. Studying Urban Development in Tel Aviv, Based on its Morphology Alone, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, Vol 11(1), 2009, pp 35-47.  
  • L. Benguigui and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, The Temporal Evolution of the City Size Distribution, Physica A, Vol 388(7), 2009, pp 1187-1195.  
  • L. Benguigui and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, The End of A Paradigm: Is Zipf's Law Universal?  Journal of Geographical Systems, Vol 13(1), 2011, pp 87-100 DOI: 10.1007/s10109-010-0132-6  
  • S. Weiss; O. Yaski; D. Eilam, J. Portugali, & E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Network analysis of rat spatial cognition: establishing behavioral symmetry in a physically asymmetrical environment, PLOS ONE, 7(7), 2012: e40760. 2012, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040760  
  • D. Fisher-Gewirtzman, and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, An agent-based model for simulating urban morphology: Sachnin as a case study, Survey Review, Vol 44 (325) 2012 , pp. 162-167  
  • E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal and J. Portugali. MetroNet: A Metropolitan Simulation Model Based on Commuting, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, 2012, Volume 7166/2012, pp. 96-103, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28583-7_10  
  • N. Serok and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. A simulation model for intra-urban movements, PlOS ONE, 2015, Volume 10 (7):  e0132576  
  • O. Rigler and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal*. Flora: a visualization method for analyzing personal networks, Int. J. of Society Systems Science, Vol.8(1) 2016, pp.78 – 97
  • Y. Shushan, J. Portugali, and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. Using virtual reality environments to unveil the imageability of the city, submitted to Computers Environments and Urban Systems, Vol.58, 2016, 29-38 


  • E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, L. Benguigui, and D. Czamanski. Borderless Metropolis, in “El Hama’ayan the Yarkon Stream as a Cross-Section in the Israei Metropolis”. Anthology, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Tel Aviv 2005, pp 102-109
  • L. Benguigui and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal. The rank-size representation of the income distributions, in Income Distribution: Inequalities, Impacts and Incentives. Ed. By  Irving H. Wadell, NY, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009, pp. 117-146
  • L. Benguigui and E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, and M. Batty. Macro and micro dynamics of the city size distribution: the case of Israel, in Complexity, and Spatial Networks: in Search of Simplicity. Eds by P. Nijkamp  and A. Reggiani,  Springer, 2009, pp. 33-50

         Also: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/publications/workingPaperDetail.asp?ID=139

  • E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal and J. Portugali. Network cities: a complexity-network approach to urban dynamics and development, in Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of Urban Environments: structure and dynamics. Eds. by B. Jiang  and Y. Xiaobai, Springer. 2010, pp 77-90.   
  • Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Efrat, and David Eilam. "Physical, Behavioral and Spatiotemporal Perspectives of Home in Humans and Other Animals." Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 127-152


  • Korin Architects, E. Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, Z. Barkai, D. Stolraski, A. Zoria “Analyzing densities in residential neighborhoods”, A Guidebook to Sustainable Urban Planning, The Ministry of Construction and Housing.
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