|M.Sc Student||Hila Ben-Dory|
|Subject||Behavior Patterns and Attitudes of Community Settlement|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Emeritus Churchman Arza|
The research objective was to examine the fit between the community settlement and its residents’ needs. The research focuses on the community settlements of Gush Segev. The sample included 8 settlements, of which four are 7 minutes away from. The regional center, and four are 30 minutes away. All the settlements are 15 minutes away from Carmiel. 4 groups that varied in age and sex (women, men, teen girls and boys) were selected from the settlements residents. 76% of 114 youth respondents are satisfied with their life in the settlement. Their general satisfaction is explained by their satisfaction with the settlement model, with country life, and with their school. Lack of peer company, leisure activities and public transportation are the causes of dissatisfaction. Girls are the sub group that is least satisfied with living in the settlement. 96% of the 107 adult’s that - were interviewed expressed satisfaction with living in the community settlement. It is explained by their wish to live outside the city, in a noncooperative village, but with attachment between the residents. Other reasons are the satisfaction with the public services that exist and the accessibility to Carmiel, a town that can supply satisfactory commercial and cultural activities.
The distance from a big city and from employment centers are the weak points of the settlements. No differences between men and women in satisfaction with living in the community settlement were found. Adults are more satisfied than youth with life in the settlement.