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Politics and Conflict in a Contested City

Rokem, Jonathan (2013) Politics and Conflict in a Contested City. Bulletin du Centre de recherche français à Jérusalem, 23 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 1777-9006. (KAR id:92026)

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This paper asserts that urban planning is a critical tool in designing an effective, attractive, functioning city. A strong urban planning system provides a way of balancing the interests of various groups (public and private) and communities within the city – under an umbrella that protects the public interest, and allows the city to flourish. In Jerusalem, where planning and ethno-national politics merge, the system of urban planning has been used over the last few decades to achieve Israeli national political goals, bolstering the Israeli population and its control of the land in the city, and limiting the urban development of, and control of land by, the Palestinian community. The paper starts with a brief review of contested cities literature, continues with an analysis of Jerusalem’s urban planning history and concludes with a more contemporary analysis of planning and politics in the contested city of Jerusalem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Jerusalem, Contested City, Planning, Politics
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: 04 Dec 2021 23:59 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 13:55 UTC
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