City Revival Through the Arts

A suburb of Tel Aviv is trying to revive itself by becoming an arts destination.
October 18, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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By focusing on creating cultural sites and harboring the arts, the Israeli town of Hollon has regenerated its economy.

"With a dozen new museums, libraries, theaters and other cultural centers - all focused on the city's unique rebranding around kids culture and digital arts - Holon has become an international model for urban renewal, drawing 400,000 tourists last year.

'It's a very ambitious little town,' said Ron Arad, an Israeli architect who designed Holon's new landmark Design Museum. 'Every cultured person in Israel now finds themselves in Holon, which is amazing.'"

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Published on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Los Angeles Times
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