|M.Sc Student||Ariel Dov Waterman|
|Subject||Land Subdivision and Penetration of Building Types in Kfar|
Saba and Raanana
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisors||Professor Czamanski Daniel|
|Professor Emeritus Ben-Guigui Lucien|
This study describes the development process of a small town, as shown in two moshavoth (colonies), Kfar Saba and Raanana in Israel.
The main question of this research was how the structure of the original agricultural settlement influenced the subsequent urban structure.
One level of the research depicts the process of the subdivision of the land. It was shown that the different geometrical proportions of the original agricultural lots dictated different subdivisions which subsequently shaped the unique spatial arrangement of the buildings in the urban fabric of each of the two towns.
The second level describes the stages of the urban road systems spread. The results show that in spite of the difference in geometric structure, the road system in the two developed towns provided full accessibility, overcoming the deficiencies of the initial planning.
The third and last level of study analysed the process whereby the buildings penetrated the agricultural land. The study depicted the way the high rise and low-rise buildings were located. It was found that, although the result was very much as expected, in that the high rise took over and dominated the center of town and the low rise buildings were left only on the outskirts, the process was much more complicated and is described in many different stages.
In conclusion, the results of the study show that the initial planning influences in various ways the final shape of the urban structure. It also appeared that long term planning of an agricultural village that effectively takes into account public interests beyond immediate needs, greatly facilitates the process of eventual urban development.