- 1997 . . . Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley. Advisor: Prof. Allan Jacobs. Thesis: "The Usefulness of Feeling Maps as a Tool in City Planning and Urban Design."
- 1992 . . . Master of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley.
- 1989 . . . Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
- City and regional planning in drylands
- Urban design and sustainability
- History and theory of urban form
- Neighborhoods in urban theory and urban design
- Streets and street design guidelines
- Urban Sustainability in Desert and Dryland Areas
- The Success of Urban Open Spaces in Israel: Is Green Really Green?
- The Potential of Transit Oriented Development as a Revitalization Strategy of Development Towns in the Northern Negev (with D. Gat)
- A Pattern Language for Planning Bedouin Villages
- Pedestrian Supportive Environments and their Impact on Social Life and Street Safety (with M. Margalit and G. Yerushalmi)
- Barriers to the Implementation of Traffic Calming in Israeli Towns and the Policies Needed to Overcome Them (with M. Schwartz, Y. Garb, K. Martens, I. Klieger and R. Ishaq)
- The Sustainable City
- Analysis of Urban Spaces
- The Nature of Order - The Phenomenon of Life: an interdisciplinary seminar
- Analysis of Settlement Patterns in the Negev - a research seminar
- Introduction to Urban Design
- Urban Design Studio
Professional activities and distinctions
- 2004 - 2009 Founding Board Member of Movement for Israeli Urbanism (MIU) and program director for its three congresses so far: Beer Sheva (2005), Haifa (2006) and Bat Yam (2008).
- From 1999 to 2003 served as Head of Urban Planning Section at Israel's Ministry of Construction and Housing responsible for supervising plans for New Neighborhoods, Research and Guidelines, and Sustainable Development.
- From 2001 serves as consultant for urban design and integration to NTA - Urban Transport Lines, the company that is responsible for planning and building the Tel-Aviv Light Rail System. In 2004 was responsible for the program of the NTA Mass Transit Master Plan International Workshop.
- From 1999 works as an associate with Euorteknos Srl. In Palermo, Italy on urban renewal and development programs.
- Has taught courses and studio projects in the Faculty of Architecture and City Planning at the Technion, Bezalel, and the Azrieli School of Architecture in Tel-Aviv.
- In 2002 received ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Silver Award for Architecture for the book: The Boulevard Book: History, Evolution, Design of Multi-way Boulevards, (jointly with Allan Jacobs and Elizabeth Macdonald).
- Jacobs, A.B., Macdonald, E. and Rofè Y., (2002) The Boulevard Book: History, Evolution, Future of Multi-Way Boulevards, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 257 pages.
- Mehaffy M., Porta S., Rofè Y. and Salingaros N. (2009), "Urban Nuclei and the Geometry of Streets: the 'Emergent Neighborhoods' Model," Urban Design International. Accepted for publication in September 2009.
- Rofè Y. and R. Ishaq (2009) "Building Liveable Major Urban Streets: Begin Rd. in Tel-Aviv," Urban Design in Planning. 162, DP4: 169-178.
- Rofè Y. (2008) "The White City of Tel-Aviv," Urbanistica - Journal of the Italian Institute of Planning. 136: 95-102.
- Rofè Y. (2006) "Making Liveable and Sustainable Major Urban Streets: a renaissance for multi-way boulevards", Urbanistica 130, May-August 2006: 73-78.
- Rofè Y., (2004) "Mapping people's feelings in a neighborhood: Technique, analysis and applications," Planum - The European Journal of Planning on-line.
- Publishes a Weblog on issues of City Planning, Urban Design and observing and using public space.
- Contributes regularly to MIU weblog: Our Streets.