September 4, 2010, 9am PDT
Esther Zandberg calls on Israeli architects and planners to refuse to design in Ariel, a sliver of land that goes deep into Palestinian territory. "Architecture is the implementer of political decisions," says Zandberg.
June 21, 2010, 11am PDT
In an op-ed, architect Hillel Schocken calls for greater density in Israel, which he says has 1/5th the public density of Paris.
September 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new 50,000 seat amphitheater is being planned for construction in Tel Aviv's new urban park, which was built on top of a garbage dump.
January 19, 2009, 1pm PST
Bicycle activists in Tel Aviv call for better infrastructure for bicyclists, skaters and pedestrians. "The central question is: Who is the city for - for the car or for the people?" says one.
January 1, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Israel has announced plans to require green building standards on new constructions, but some say the requirements don't go far enough.</p>
December 6, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>When developers made plans for a housing development on land an Israeli kibbutz had to sell off, planners said the required rezoning was out of the question. But five years later and still without planners' approval, the courts have allowed project.</p>
October 22, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Zalul, an Israeli environmental organization dedicated to preserving the country's marine environments, has released a report harshly critical of municipal sewerage and industrial wastewater practices.</p>
October 18, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>On the verge of expanding the city limits, Jerusalem's National Planning and Building Council has postponed a decision for two months amid protests from environmentalists and concerned citizens.</p>
June 26, 2005, 5am PDT
One of Israel's most unconventional planning professors looks back on his career as an outsider.
September 18, 2004, 1pm PDT
From synagogues to bathhouses, The Center for Jewish Art seeks to document endangered historic Jewish buildings around the world facing the threat of extinction.
August 2, 2004, 5am PDT
Tel Aviv planning commission grapples with issues of preservation, economic development, and private property rights.
May 3, 2004, 5am PDT
Will a new Frank Gehry building revive Jerusalem's declining commercial center?
January 2, 2004, 6am PST
Israel is rapidly building new train lines to battle American-style automobile dependence.
December 31, 2003, 2pm PST
Israel has over 10,000 pages of building regulations, construction standards and building guidelines-- often with contradictions between the laws and the regulations.
March 4, 2003, 8am PST
Is your city's permitting process difficult? The Tel Aviv Municipality (Israel) permitting system is much, much worse.