M.Sc Thesis

M.Sc StudentLeshem Shahar
SubjectEvaeuation of the Demand for Residential Revitalization
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor PROF. Hava Lu-Yon


    This research intends to examine the prospect of residential revitalization in central Hadar Hacarmel, and the planning means which might encourage this process.

    The research was conducted by means of questionnaire given to a sample of 200 people.

    The research population was defined as age group 20-30, which resides in non central neighborhoods of Haifa.

    The interviews took place during the period: April-August 1990. The findings of the research suggest that Hadar Hacarmel is not an attractive residential destination for young population in Haifa. The main conclusions of the research are:

1)   There is a very low prospect for spontaneous residential revitalization to occur.

2)   Revitalization might occur in response to certain programs of public intervention, the most influential modes of public intervention being: Programs of economic aid that aim to reduce housing costs, and, investments in the renovation of buildings and streets.