Preserving urban heritage: From old Jaffa to modern Tel-Aviv

Nurit Alfasi, Roy Fabian

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The city of Tel-Aviv–Jaffa is Israel’s metropolitan core and a dominant cultural center. Tel-Aviv–Jaffa is extraordinary in that it is among the few Israeli cities that incorporate preservation of the built environment as a principle in city planning and, in doing so, promote and institute successful preservation initiatives of large urban areas. In effect, Tel-Aviv is at the forefront of local governments regarding the preservation activities it promotes. The city was the first in Israel to institute a local preservation policy regarding the conservation of Old Jaffa during the 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1990s, Tel-Aviv garnered...
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationTel-Aviv the First Century
Subtitle of host publicationVisions, Designs, Actualities
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780253356949
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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