Israel Needs More Density

In an op-ed, architect Hillel Schocken calls for greater density in Israel, which he says has 1/5th the public density of Paris.
June 21, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Schocken claims that Israeli planners are obsessed with providing green open space, and "A great deal of public money is squandered on maintaining the open space that nobody uses."

"Building at low densities means using up more land to settle the same amount of people, meaning longer roads and attendant infrastructure need to be built, using up that would otherwise be used for agriculture or left natural," says Schocken.

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Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Haaretz
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