Sanda Kaufman is a Professor of Planning and Public Administration. She holds degrees in Architecture and in City and Regional Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research field is public decision making. Her research focus is negotiation and intervention in the urban, environmental, organizational, and schools contexts. She has mediated small claims disputes, designed dispute resolution systems and mediation training materials, worked on organizational conflict management, and facilitated community consensus building. Her articles have been published in the Journal of Planning, Education and Research; the Journal of Architectural Planning and Research; the International Journal of Conflict Management; the Negotiation Journal; Environmental Practice; Conflict Resolution Quarterly; Négociations; International Journal of Economic Development; Public Works Management and Policy; and Fractals.