M.Sc Thesis

M.Sc StudentZilker Ofer
SubjectCharacteristics of Plans Approved Under the Qlanning
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor PROF. Adam Mazor (Deceased)


        This thesis examines the characteristics of the plans that were approved by the “provisional law” in Tel-Aviv district.

        The first part of the thesis is a theoretical framework and background to the whole thesis. It suggests general outlines of Tel-Aviv district, the land policy in the district and the way of absorbing immigrants in the district. The principles laid out in this chapter effect the plans of town building in Tel-Aviv district.

       The second part of the thesis examines the central issues included in the new law: the structure, the authorities, the way of action and the new statutory approval procedure of the new planning institutions.

    The third and most important part of the thesis presents a comparative analysis of the plans made and approved according to the provisional law as opposed to those approved according to the planning and building law.    The comparative analysis involves several aspects:    The plans’ data, the plans’ objective and physical qualities: namely, the land ownerships the area of the plans, the number of housing units, densities, etc.
  Examination of the plans’ documents and their specifications by analyzing the plans, the number of the sections in the regulations the size of planned units, the succession of land use in the plans and additional data which may point out the extent of specification of the plans in the model.    Examination of the involvement of public bodies, ministries, and planning bodies in the procedure of planning statutory approval and their effect of the approved plans.  An analysis of the involvement of the public in the planning procedure.    The last topic in this part is a comparative analysis of timetables of the plans’ approval.
   An analysis of the characteristics of the plans made and approved according to the provisional law points out the weaknesses found in the new law and in the statutory planning and building system as well as in the provisional law.   The forth chapter - a summary and conclusions introduces new ideas and ways to the continuation of the revolutionary changes in the statutory approving and licensing procedure in Israel.