It Ain’t Easy Being Green: No Room for Parks in Overcrowded Bnei Brak

Recent cabinet decision to reduce open public spaces coupled with existing planning practices make goals of providing residents with parkland, open spaces and quality of life hard to achieve.

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For years, a small park with a few dozen trees was one of Bnei Brak residents’ only refuges from overcrowding in their city. Despite the objections of people living near the park, the city cut down some of the...