The project, “Neighborhood-State,” provides a lexicon of Israeli neighborhoods, both old and new, as a foundation for future comparative study and practice. The project contributes to housing discourse on three levels: (1) analysis and exposure of residential neighborhoods that are not on the academic or political agenda; (2) development of a methodology for a comparative, multi-disciplinary study of urban fabrics; and (3) comparative analysis of contemporary residential developments. Each case study includes a survey of both public and private spaces and interviews with residents and policy makers. The project, about which a book was published in 2012, also offers guidelines for future planning, taking into consideration the complicated context of Israeli society.
2012 | Neighborhood-State
Support for this project was provided by LCUD, Tel Aviv University.
Photos: Roi Kuper.