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Pinchas Kahana Receives Israel Planners Association Prize
Pinchas Kahana has been working in KKL-JNF since 2000, specializing in the field of multidisciplinary planning.
On Thursday, February 20, the Israel Planners Association awarded its most prestigious prize to KKL-JNF's Pinchas Kahana at its annual conference, which took place at the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus.
"By awarding the 2014 Israel Planners Association Prize to KKL-JNF Planning Director Pinchas Kahana, the prize committee is also expressing its appreciation of KKL-JNF, whose activities reflect its love of the land of Israel and its commitment to Zionist and environmental values," a representative of the prize committee said.
This year's conference was entitled Planning with Open Edges, and the opening session featured a lecture by Professor Ronald Shiffman of the Pratt Institute of New York on "Decision avoidance or getting to the heart of the matter."
Pinchas Kahana has been working in KKL-JNF since 2000, specializing in the field of multidisciplinary planning. As part of his professional work at KKL-JNF, and also as a volunteer, Kahana participates in committees and organizations that promote environmental and social values, in addition to being responsible for every important subject that is dealt with in the framework of long and short-term planning.
KKL-JNF’s Planning Division provides the basis for the organization’s long-term planning and represents KKL-JNF on statutory committees such as the Planning and Construction Committee, steering committees, National Zoning Plan committees, UNESCO, and more. It is also responsible for the monitoring and ongoing management of the national zoning plan for forests (National Zoning Plan 22), acting as a professional consultant in this regard. It provides consultation for legislation affecting forests and open spaces, such as the planning reform, which includes changes to the planning and construction law, forest law, grazing laws, and more.