2nd degree (Master)
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Shlomo Hasson
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
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
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Lectures, discussions, exercises, presentations
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
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:
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 %
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