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Last update 16-02-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: geography

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Shlomo Hasson

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours:

Teaching Staff:
Prof Shlomo Hasson

Course/Module description:
This course explores the issue of spatial planning and development in Israel. It deals with the following issues:
1. Regional economic development
2. Social and spatial inclusion
3. Spread of the built-up area
4. Demographic growth and pressures on natural resources
5. Cross-border cooperation

Course/Module aims:
1. Studying the mechanisms that produce Israel's space
2. Exploring the challenges confronting spatial planning and development.
3. Exploring the appropriate responses to these challenges.
4. Examining the ability of the planning institutions to respond to these challenges

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. To understand the theory concerning the production of space.
2. To identify processes and trends relating to the production of space.
3. To develop several scenarios regarding the production of space.
4. To chart new directions in spatial planning

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures, discussions, exercises, presentations

Course/Module Content:
1. Introduction: theoretical aspects of the creation of space
2. The mechanisms underlying the creation of space.
3. Israel's spatial dilemma.
4. Different approaches to spatial development.
5. Spatial scenarios

Required Reading:
Shlomo Hasson (Ed.). 2012. The production of space in Israel: The map of settlements and land. Keter.
Shlomo Hasson. 2015. "The production of space in the age of uncertainty.". The Geographic Network. Vo. 8, pp. 15-39.
Shlomo Hasson et als (Eds) 2016. Spatial planning and development. Ministry of Finance and the Shasha Center for Strategic Studies

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 80 %
Assignments 20 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
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Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.