|M.Sc Student||Hochner Dorit|
|Subject||Evaluation of the Planning and Implementation Process|
of Statutory Local Plans in Three Case Studies
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Emeritus Rachelle Alterman|
This study describes and evaluates the planning and implementation processes of statutory local plans in the Arab sector. A method based on the Sabatier and Mazmanian model was developed to evaluate these processes.
Three case studies were examined in depth. Despite the different time frames of the planning and implementation processes in each of the cases, none of the plans examined had been approved and adopted.
The decision processes in the three case studies are influenced by several variables including those related to legal aspects of planning and implementation processes, those related to the plan itself, and variables not related to either the law or the plan.
The research shows that the district and local planning commissions influence the duration of the planning process. It was also found that the degree of comprehensiveness and flexibility of the plan influences its ability to shape the implementation process. Existence of a previously approved local outline plan including a wide range of subjects is shown to shorten the planning stages of the new plan. Municipal status of the local authority does not affect attitudes of the planning commissions towards the planning process and its outcomes nor does it influence the degree of public support for the plans or the extent of public participation in the planning process.
Recommendations regarding the planning and building law in general and regarding planning and implementation processes in the Arab sector specifically are derived from the research findings.