Neighborhood-State

Published October 2012
Authors: Tali Hatuka, Roni Bar, Michael Jacobson, Hila Lothan, Merav Battat, Jessica Fain
Resling

The beginning of the 21th century finds the state of Israel as an agglomeration of neighborhoods, home to different social groups and sectors. From its early stages, the neighborhood was – and still is – a basic unit used by planners and Israeli national planning department. The book sheds new light on this socio-spatial configuration, identifying key development typologies and presenting a conceptual framework for developing future living environments. The book is based on empirical research of residential neighborhoods that rarely get an academic, political or planning attention. Located far from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other metropolitan centers, the analysis in the book exposes the voices and stories of the residents, their spatial contestations and dilemmas, as a mirror of Israeli society.

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