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I received my PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Department of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Haifa. My main academic interests include spatial dynamics of urban systems, the evolution of built up and open spaces, urban complexity and modeling. I am currently working on the analysis of travel behavior patterns based on the Israeli Smartcard database.



Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. 2000 Benguigui, L., Czamanski D., Marinov, M. and Portugali, Y., “When and Where Is a City Fractal?” in Environment & Planning B, 27, 2000, pp. 507-519.

  2. 2001 Benguigui, L., Czamanski D.,  Marinov, M.,  “Urban Spatial Dynamics: the Case of Petah Tikvah" in Environment & Planning B, 28,  2001, pp. 447 - 460.

  3. 2001 Benguigui, L., Czamanski D. and Marinov, M., “City Growth as a Leap-Frogging Process: an Application to the Tel Aviv Metropolis” in Urban Studies, 38(10), 2001, pp. 1819 - 1839.

  4. 2003 Kim, K.S., Benguigui, L. and Marinov, M., “The fractal structure of the public transportation system of Seoul”, in Cities, vol. 20(1), 2003, pp. 31-39.

  5. 2004  Benguigui, L., Czamanski, D. and Marinov, M., “Scaling and urban growth”, in International Journal of Modern Physics, vol.15, no.7, 2004, pp.989-996.

  6. 2008  Czamanski, D., Benenson, I.., Malkinson, D., Marinov, M., Roth, R. and Wittenberg, L., "Urban Sprawl and Ecosystems - Can Nature Survive?" in International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2008, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp 321-366.

  7. 2009 Marinov, M., Benguigui, L., Czamanski D., “Size distribution of the modern retailers in Israel”, in Geojournal, 2009, vol. 74, issue 2, page 143.

  8. 2012  Marinov, M. and Czamanski D., “Normative issues in the organization of modern retailers in Israel”, in Geojournal, 2012, vol.77, issue 3, pp. 383-398.


Working papers

  1. 2001 Czamanski D. and Marinov, M., “Towards An Infrastructure Policy Consensus and A National Capital Outlay Budget 2000-2010”,  Neaman Institute, Technion, 2001.

  2. 2012 Czamanski, D. and Marinov, M.,On Public Utility Regulation, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem (in Hebrew).


Published online

  1. 2015 Benguigui L. and Marinov, M., A classification of natural and social distributions. Part one: the descriptions, arXiv:1507.03408 [physics.soc-ph].

  2. 2016 Benguigui L. and Marinov, M., A classification of natural and social distributions. Part one: the explanations, arXiv: 1607.00856 [physics.soc-ph].