Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights held a women’s conference titled “Development is a Condition for Continued Existence.” Bimkom organized this conference in response to the desire of the Bedouin communities we partner with in the West Bank and the Negev, and in collaboration with the women within those communities who chose this topic.
Architect Alon Cohen-Lifshitz from BIMKOM, said: “The authorities must promote planning solutions for the Bedouin communities in area C, however such solutions cannot serve the extraneous purpose of displacing protected communities from their homes. Any planning solution should be made in consultation with the residents and having their agreement.”
“Affordable housing” is an essentially social concept which is increasingly perceived to apply primarily to housing for the young. But there is room to expand the scope of this concept. This definition needs to be extended to include the needs of additional population groups, who are economically unable to purchase or rent appropriate housing, with … read more
Bimkom-Planners for Planning Rights along with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel held a joint briefing about the recent approval of MK Benny Begin’s recommendations on the Prawer Plan. The draft bill is only a slight revision to the previous bill which accompanied the … read more
On Februrary 10th 2013, Bimkom along with residents in the working class neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel in Jerusalem, submitted its objection to the Municipality’s plan to raze the existing low-density buildings and replace them with high-density towers on Zionism Street. This plan of raze and rebuild, known as pinui-binui, is a government initiative which seeks … read more