Eco-logic / Urban living in Israel is on the up, but the picture is bleak
The urban lifestyle is on the upswing in Israel after years of neglect, but the picture is still bleak: The government is continuing to encourage low-rise construction in the suburbs.
For many years government ministries and national planning institutions neglected the cities in Israel. They allowed the building of shopping malls that weakened the cities' commercial centers, and supported the establishment of suburban communities that would encourage migration out of urban centers. They neglected veteran neighborhoods and preferred to build new neighborhoods with diffuse construction. They...
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