|M.Sc Student||Price Eliav|
|Subject||Success Factors in Planning and Construction of New Rural|
Settlements in the Galilee
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Daniel Czamanski|
This paper presents an assessment of the
expectations, viewpoints and opinions of those bodies involved in the processes
of planning, construction and populating new community settlements in the Galilee. It seeks to characterize these factors and evaluate their potential influence on
the success of the planning and construction processes at these settlements.
The research includes a review of the relevant bibliography, a series of in-depth interviews with experts on the settlement movement, as well as extensive surveys among the settlements’ residents.
Two new communities in the Galilee at the construction and population stages were selected for this purpose - Shimshit and Ziv HaGalil. These settlements have similar basic characteristics and several different features, which served as the basis for the research and facilitated a comparative discussion of the planning and construction methods employed at the two settlements.
The research stresses and develops further a series of issues including: The reasons for moving and migration trends into the settlements; their demographic contribution to the region; the issue of reinforcing/weakening the region; the classical Zionist question and private enterprise as a stimulus for attaining national goals; the settlements’ size and economy; the planning ‘language” that maintains common planning language directions; construction methods; topics relating to image; organizational systems; and questions of principle.
Special emphasis has been placed on the implementation of a unique planning and construction process at Shimshit.
The research’s salient features included aspects of the “success” motif in the planning and construction of the new settlements, and isolating a category of perceptions that may be learnt from the research findings.
These components have concrete potential implications for the continuation of the process involved in this important endeavor to ensure the continued settlement in the Galilee.