Consultant in the Housing and Urban Development Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. Hallel provides support in the development of Smart Cities operations in the LAC region. He has been working as a project manager and urban planner for AVIV AMCG Management & Consulting, providing advice in strategic planning, execution and implementation of projects, as well as supporting cities master plans. For over 3 years, he worked for GL Urban Systems Planning as an urban planner preparing policy proposals for cities and local councils. Hallel also led a community development and environmental rehabilitation project with indigenous communities in Ecuador. Hallel has excellent knowledge of geography information systems (GIS) and the ArcGIS tool. Hallel holds a Master’s degree in International Development & Urban Planning from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Geography from Tel Aviv University, Israel.