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Position paper of the Coalition Against the Kaminitz Law

The proposed Kaminitz Law seeks to increase enforcement against unlicensed building in Arab and Bedouin localities in Israel, without reference to the main causes of such construction: discrimination in planning and lack of planning. This is the full position paper 17-17-Kaminitz_Law-position paper 2017.2.5 – Coalition against Kaminitz law – short position paper – eng. And … read more

Trapped by Planning

Over the course of almost fifty years, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israeli national planning authorities have dealt extensively with planning in Jerusalem, including the planning of the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. And yet, despite the many plans that have been drawn up and approved in this period, the planning situation in these neighborhoods … read more

Comparative Study of Urban Renewal Techniques in Israel and the World

Bimkom conducted the first of its kind study of urban renewal techniques in Israel and around the world. This Urban Renewal summary explains the types of urban renewal conducted in Israel and provides recommendations for better methodology.    

Why Is There No Development?

Of the Bedouin villages in the Negev, only 12 (one of them just recently in 2014) have been recognized by the government. The government planning process for the recognized villages has largely ignored their spatial reality and its logic. In practice, only 128 residential building permits were issued in only two villages.

Bimkom Submits Shadow Report Regarding the Implementation of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Sept. 2014- Bimkom submitted a shadow report in response to Israel’s report to the United Nations regarding the implementation of the covenant on civil and political rights. The shadow report deals with sections of the State report pertaining to issues of planning, building and adequate housing in the Bedouin localities in the Negev, in Arab localities … read more

Appeal to the decision to approve the “Mount Scopus National Park” Plan

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Survey of Palestinian Neighborhoods in East Jerusalem

Over the course of about three years, Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights conducted a survey of the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem in order to create a database of useful and up to date information for use by residents and planners seeking to promote the development of the neighborhoods. The survey is based on comprehensive data, collected … read more

Implementable Plans for Palestinian Neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem

Bimkom has completed research, including case studies regarding the problem and a suggested, realistic solution for regularizing unlicensed building in Palestinian East Jerusalem. We prepared and published a position paper on this topic entitled,  Resident Initiated Dynamic Planning: Implementable Plans in East Jerusalem . The methodology recommended is to encourage local residents to prepare detailed plans for … read more

Demolition Orders Fact Sheet

  The root cause of home demolitions and displacement in Area C is inadequate plans or the absence of plans altogether and is therefore, a major source of friction and conflict between the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian population in the West Bank. See our Demolition Orders Fact Sheet. The territorial fragmentation of the West Bank … read more

The Alternative Master Plan for Bedouin Villages in the Negev

For more than 60 years, about half of the Bedouin population in the Negev has lived in acute deprivation, without basic services including electricity, water and roads, and with neither local government nor recognition of their villages.The overall goal of this Alternative Master Plan (AMP) is to present a diverse and agreed planning solution based … read more