Jonathan Cohen-Litant is an Israeli Architect and Urban Designer currently serving as the Director of Architecture for the Tel Aviv Regional Planning Bureau at the Planning Administration of Israel. Jonathan is also a consultant to the philanthropic Beracha Foundation on participatory planning and design processes in Israel’s geographic periphery, and since 2015 teaches public space and housing design at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.
Prior to returning to Israel in 2010, Jonathan was the Director of Design for the Tbilisi-based Georgian Reconstruction and Development Company (GRDC), responsible for the planning and architectural design of numerous projects, ranging from mixed-use city-center developments, to master-planned residential communities, and large scale leisure and sports facilities.
Before his relocation to Tbilisi in 2005, Jonathan had spent over 10 years working in New York City, most recently as the Senior Program Manager for Design Competitions + Special Projects at Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture (VAI), which is an internationally renowned think-tank dedicated to improving the design of the public realm.
Jonathan holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree (with highest honors) and a Masters in Urban Planning, both from The City College of the City University of New York.