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Contrasting Jerusalem: Contested Urbanism at the Crossroads

Rokem, Jonathan (2018) Contrasting Jerusalem: Contested Urbanism at the Crossroads. Review of: Shaping Jerusalem: Spacial Planning, Politics and the Conflict by Chiodelli, Francesco. City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, 22 (1). pp. 50-67. ISSN 1360-4813. (doi:10.1080/13604813.2018.1427370) (KAR id:72040)

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As far as the relation between planning and politics is concerned, Jerusalem represents an exceptional urban case to study. Jerusalem is a symbolic and tangible focal point in the Israeli Palestinian conflict, earning its position in urban studies and planning literature as one of the most ethno-nationally divided, polarized and contested cities (Bollens 2000; Klien 2001; Dumper 2014; Shlay and Rosen 2015). Competing religious and political narratives have affected Jerusalem’s development and over the past half-century Israeli ethno-national principles have held a significant role in forming the contemporary city. For anyone contemplating about what our urban world can become under forces of extreme nationalism and exclusionary planning policy, Jeruaslem is an important lesson and cautionary warning for a growing number of contested cities. It is with these developments that Shaping Jerusalem engages with in further rigour and detail.

Item Type: Review
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13604813.2018.1427370
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Urban Geopolit.: Rethink. Plan. in Contested Cities [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Book Chapter [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Jerusalem, Planning, Contested Cities, Comparative Urbanism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Jonathan Rock
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 00:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
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