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Urbanization in Israel

1st Edition

By Elisha Efrat


236 pages

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Originally published in 1984, Urbanization in Israel describes the urban geography of Israel, and analyses the development of urban settlements from the beginning of the 21st century. The book places special emphasis on the period since Israeli statehood and describes urbanization from a geographic, historic and planning point of view. Using a series of examples to demonstrate the process, the book looks at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the old historic towns, the agricultural settlements which became towns, and the new development towns which have been established after 1948. This book will appeal to academics of geography with a focus on the development of the Middle East.

Table of Contents


1. The Development and Distribution of Towns in the Land of Israel

2. Urbanization in the Land of Israel During the Pre-State Period of Zionist Settlement

3. Social and Demographic Factors of the Immigrant Role in Israel’s Urbanization

4. Jerusalem – The Capital of Israel

5. Tel Aviv and the Conurbation

6. Haifa – The Harbour, Town and Suburbs

7. Old Towns

8. Moshavah – Towns

9. Beer Sheva: A Town on the Fringe of the Desert

10. The New Towns

11. Ashdod

12. Elat – A Gate to the South

13. Arad – A New Town in the Desert

14. Towns in Judea and Samaria

15. Changes in the Urban Settlement Pattern of the Gaza Strip

16. Town Planning in the Land of Israel

Selected Bibliography


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography