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Rokem, Jonathan and Laura, Vaughan (2019) Jerusalem. In: Orum, A.M. and Judd, D. and Cabeza, M. G. and Choon-Piew, P. and Roberts, B., eds. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISBN 978-1-118-56845-3. E-ISBN 978-1-118-56845-3. (doi:10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0518) (KAR id:73977)

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Jerusalem represents a rather exceptional urban case study because of its unique position as the global center of the three largest monotheistic religions since biblical times. Jerusalem is both a symbolic and tangible focal point in the Israeli Palestinian conflict and competing religious and political narratives have affected the city's development. In this brief text we attempt to capture some of the main themes in Jerusalem’s planning history over the past century, navigating through the city towards its contemporary urban reality.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/9781118568446.eurs0518
Uncontrolled keywords: contested cities, urban politics, planning history, Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Jonathan Rock
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 11:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
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