9780415273848

Planning in the Face of Crisis: Land Use, Housing, and Mass Immigration in Israel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415273848

  • ISBN10:

    0415273846

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2002-03-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Critics of urban and regional planning argue that it is best suited to manage incremental change. Can a planner's skills and expertise be effective in handling a major crisis and large-scale change? The mass immigration from the former Soviet Union to Israel in the 1990s offers the opportunity to study one of the largest-scale (non-disaster) crisis situations in a democratic, advanced-economy country. This book recounts the fascinating saga of how policymakers and planners at both the national and local levels responded to the formidable demand for housing and massive urban growth. Planners forged new housing and land-use policies, and applied a streamlined (but controversial) planning law. The outputs were impressive. The outcomes and impacts changed the landscape and human-scape of Israel, heightening dilemmas of land use and urban policy in this high-density country.

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1(4)
PART I Theories about planning during crises 5(40)
Mass immigration and rapid urban growth as crisis situations
7(9)
Planning theories and the attributes of crisis problems
16(14)
The attributes of crises as applied to Israel's mass immigration challenge
30(15)
PART II Land policy housing and planning on the eve of the crisis 45(24)
Introduction to Israel's land housing and urban policies
47(12)
Introduction to land-use planning and development control
59(10)
PART III Phases and modes of policy response to the crisis 69(76)
The framework
71(4)
Phase I - Shock
75(6)
Phase II - Focusing: the emergence of housing as a lead issue
81(7)
Phase III - Action: formulating the large-scale housing program
88(16)
The outputs of Action: housing production
104(11)
Phase IV - Planning: middle and long-range
115(14)
Phase V - Post-crisis management
129(16)
PART IV The local government perspective 145(26)
Policy responses at the local level: saying ``yes'' to accelerated growth
147(24)
PART V Planning in the face of crisis: challenges for planning theory 171(13)
Can planning help in a time of crisis?
173(11)
Notes 184(12)
References 196(10)
Index 206

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