Breaking Down the Walls in Jerusalem

Deputy Mayor Naomi Tsur of Jerusalem is proposing that the city must 'emerge from its [many] walls', and connect and enhance its vibrant public spaces.

Chuck Wolfe writes, "The Jerusalem of gathering spaces and neighborhoods is already present, she [Tsur] claimed, and should no longer grow out in rings of settlements, but preserve compact neighborhoods based on affinity, interlinked by public transit and defining connectors.

The tools? Public process, for one, even in areas annexed after the 1967 six-day war, to help define a collective local voice."

Thanks to Chuck Wolfe

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