Meet Avia

Born in Jerusalem, I have always been fascinated with the built environment and human interaction. The symbiotic relationship between economic policy, sustainable design, and forward thinking planning models led me to delve into the world of urban planning and economic development. My consulting practice caters towards serving a wide range of clients, from municipalities, to public/private entities and private developers.



• Masters in Urban Planning, Concentration in Economic Development and Housing Policy from the Robert F.
Wagner School of Public Service at New York University
• Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Sciences from Bar Ilan University

Relevant Experience
• Project Management and Consultant for the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
• Research Analyst for the Water Fund Project of the Jewish National Fund
• Project Development for the Shomera Environmental Organization
• Served in an Israeli Air Force Intelligence unit

Notable Projects
• Worked with a group to develop a Vision Plan for the Brooklyn Borough President Office on a redevelopment project for the entire length of 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. In order to view the Vision Plan, click here.

The Vision Plan was covered by several news outlets: Brooklyn Eagle, Gothamist, Atlantic Yards Report, The Brooklyn Politics

Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development: Helped facilitate the development of programs used to facilitate the revitalization of commercial corridors in Pittsburgh, PA