Saving City Centers, a Job for The Man

Residents are suspicious of urban renewal and business isn't interested in long-term projects. But renewing the centers is the solution for development in Israel's cities.

For decades the cold-storage warehouse in Haifa Port stood there slowly crumbling, grimily nestled amidst among other industrial edifices that stood abandoned and neglected. Come the 1990s, came salvation – its walls were painted black and it was converted to a night club, a appropriate fate considering its structure and remoteness from residential...