טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentHeimann Shimon
SubjectApproacn to Rural Regional Planning Application to Galil
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor Dr. Michael Meyer Brodnitz


Abstract

A model of regional planning is proposed, "The Regional city", for the populating of underdeveloped areas. The aim of this model is to contend with socio-economic stagnation and to remedy the errors of the existing regional development in Israel; it, also, hints at a change in general and urbanistic development. This model is shown, here, as a plan for development of the “Merom Hagalil” area, which is situated in northern Israel.        

The main elements of the “Regional city” model are:

  1.  A comprehensive planning framework: on the horizontal plane, an area of, about, 60.000 acres and in the vertical direction by a balanced combination of housing, economy and services.
  2.  A settlement system that can achieve social, economic, service and administrative autonomy in a short time, and with it, independence from existing central-local government dependence patterns.
  3.  A settlement system which is able to function well in every stage of its growth and, also, is endowed with the utmost flexibility in growth.
  4.  A settlement system of a relatively large size’ of 250.000 inhabitants and, as such, will meet the national requirement for population dispersal.The Regional city’ will grow, simultaneously, from many nodes, separated between them in space. They will have low density housing, start as villages and end as neighborhoods of the “Regional city" of, about, 10.000 inhabitants each. These neighborhoods will be united in the hierarchical frame of the “Regional city” together with the main and secondary service and industrial centers. The “Regional city” will differ from town and village forms as we know them today and can be defined as neither. It will attract inhabitants because of preferable living conditions to those in the crowded towns, a sense of belonging to a society and a place, work facilities and freedom to develop motivation.