Evaluating the effects of ownership and use on the condition of property in the Old City of Jerusalem

Bagaeen, S. G. (2006) Evaluating the effects of ownership and use on the condition of property in the Old City of Jerusalem. Housing Studies, 21 (1). pp. 135-150. ISSN 0267-3037. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/02673030500391254) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper looks at the changing nature of ownership patterns in the Old City of Jerusalem from a historical perspective, the role of rent control and leasing arrangements, and assesses their impact on the maintenance and condition of property in the Old City. It investigates the nature of the institution of Muslim religious trusts (the waqf) in order to build up a picture of its transformation into a manager of housing in the Old City since 1967 focusing on the relationship between the shift of ownership from the public waqf to the private family waqf and the effects of this on the condition of the built environment. Although recent trends in the Middle East and some Muslim countries indicate a clear decline in the status of the waqf as an institution, this paper shows how, in Jerusalem, and in the Old City in particular, it has been flourishing since 1967. The paper offers some insights into the impact of the identified historical and legal factors on the condition of buildings and, by examining statistical evidence, finds a clear correlation between the ownership and use of buildings and their physical condition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Samer Bagaeen
Date Deposited: 05 May 2018 17:20 UTC
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66910 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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