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for more than half a century, planners tend to focus on the city center as the root to the rise or fall of a certain city: when urban renovation is required it is first the city center that would be usually addressed. i offer rather the city’s shell as a possible factor for renovation inwards and a strengthen identity outwards. urban diversity almost doesn’t exist in israel today. it is generally tel-aviv as the secular civil center on one hand and jerusalem as the political and spiritual center on the other. but those two, no other significant urban identity actually exist.

telavi v

telavi v

bat yam

bat yam

increasing concentration of authorities, population and

developing each particular urban squad according to its

power by only one central city (tel-aviv) casts shadow

own character would achieve both visual and conceptual

on the surrounding towns. those are being constantly

diversity.

drained of their local resources.


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