Negotiating Urban Redevelopment: Exploring the Neighborhood Council Planning Model

Gillad Rosen, Nufar Avni*

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the redevelopment of a residential compound in Jerusalem from a justice perspective. It focuses on the role of the Neighborhood Council (NC) in negotiating representation and recognition of local residents in the planning process. Based on analysis of interviews, planning documents, focus group meetings, and court appeals, we argue that as a hybrid governance structure, which mediates between the residents and the municipality, the NC is uniquely positioned to promote more just and inclusive planning process and outcomes at the neighborhood scale. However, the NC still faces substantial challenges due to its intermediary position.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)416-427
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7514-1981 Rosen Gillad 1 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8317-808X Avni Nufar 1 1 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel Nufar Avni, The Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel. Email: nufar.avni@mail.mcgill.ca 11 2019 0739456X19884100 7 2018 4 2019 8 2019 9 2019 © The Author(s) 2019 2019 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning This paper analyzes the redevelopment of a residential compound in Jerusalem from a justice perspective. It focuses on the role of the Neighborhood Council (NC) in negotiating representation and recognition of local residents in the planning process. Based on analysis of interviews, planning documents, focus group meetings, and court appeals, we argue that as a hybrid governance structure, which mediates between the residents and the municipality, the NC is uniquely positioned to promote more just and inclusive planning process and outcomes at the neighborhood scale. However, the NC still faces substantial challenges due to its intermediary position. just planning community planning redevelopment Jerusalem neighborhood councils israel science foundation https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003977 grant No. 789/15 hebrew university of jerusalem https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003483 Golda Meir Fellowship Fund edited-state corrected-proof We thank the anonymous reviewers and the editors for their constructive feedback. We also thank Rachel Friedman and Yinnon Geva for their valuable comments on an earlier draft of this paper and Oz Zalel for his help with the graphics of the paper. Declaration of Conflicting Interests The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 789/15) and the Golda Meir Fellowship Fund at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ORCID iDs Gillad Rosen https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7514-1981 Nufar Avni https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8317-808X Supplemental Material Supplemental material for this article is available online.

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Keywords

  • Jerusalem
  • community planning
  • just planning
  • neighborhood councils
  • redevelopment

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