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Naomi Tsur

Founder and Chairperson

Naomi Tsur

Naomi Tsur is the initiating founder of the Jerusalem Green Fund. After 12 years as Director of the Society for the Protection of Nature and Coordinator of the Sustainable Jerusalem Coalition, she served for 5 years as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem (2008-2013).

Under Tsur’s leadership, the Gazelle Valley, originally a real-estate project, became Israel’s first Urban Nature Park and the abandoned eight kilometers of the Old Railway track between Malha and the First Station evolved into the much-loved Railway Park. Tsur opened up municipal committees to the public and also created new frameworks for civic engagement in urban planning and policy. Tsur currently chairs the Israel Urban Forum.

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