Jerusalem

“Jerusalem has always been in the center of conflicts. It was destroyed and rebuilt to the authorities’ visions every time it was conquered, and even the old city part which is a world heritage we see today is no longer anything close to what it looked like in the BCs. Today the deep rooted conflicts happened on this piece of land are mostly seen religion related. However to me the keyword of all these is “difference”. Geographically on the edge of three continents (Asia, Europe and Africa) means that difference in origin, race, religion, beliefs, and culture coexist within this region, and when none of these parties are willing to be ruled by ones that they do not agree with, wars are started. Over the course of its long history, the only things that always stay the same are the people’s desire to build their home, and the consequent deaths created as they fight over each other for the piece of holy land.”

– Ho Yuk Wong, “Conflict-City in the Middle of the World,” 2014

Narratives


Expropriation of Palestinian Land through Planting – Mount of Olives National Park V: Land-holding and Future Development – IDF Academy

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

As discussed in the previous sections, using greenery as a land-holding method was common for the Jerusalem government. Apart from infrastructure development, the government has also been occupying land for enhancing its political and military status. One of the controversial plans proposed at the end of 2012 was the construction of a military training academy ...

Expropriation of Palestinian Land through Planting – Mount of Olives National Park IV: Land-holding and Future Development – American Road

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

As discussed in the previous section, different organizations and groups, private or governmental, have participated in afforestation activities in Jerusalem, and from actual evidence, their intention in holding the land for economical values or political reasons has been obvious. Although stated in the Master Plan 2000, open spaces that are proposed to be preserved are ...

5. Mount Scopus as the Strategic Stepping Stone to West Bank

Leung Lok Yan

The previous narratives and sources primarily focus on reading Mount Scopus Slopes National Park as a mean of spatial segregation within Jerusalem. However, if we expand the scope of the study to the whole Israel-Palestine boundary, we will easily observe the significance of Mount Scopus as a strategic hinge to the Israeli-Palestinian tension. This episode ...

Expropriation of Palestinian Land through Planting – Mount of Olives National Park III: Evolution of Planting in Jerusalem

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

To further understand the importance of having a green belt that is completed by Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the history of using greenery in Jerusalem as an urban strategy will be studied in this part.   In the beginning, the idea of using greenery in Jerusalem for different land purposes was by an organization, but not ...

4.The city of antiquity, hoarding as the mean; The city of hoarding, antiquity as the mean?

Leung Lok Yan

This writing questions the importance of heritage preservation in urban planning, especially in an antiquity intensive city, Jerusalem. It is also intriguing to understand how the modern Israeli government adopted a usual colonial heritage planning strategy and reinterpreted it to exercise the authority of demographic control. We will also see how the authority played multiple ...

An unexpected ending: do the Israelis succeed?

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Evaluation of Master Plan 2000 With such an oppressive strategy, do the demographic goals mentioned in the first narrative achieved? When looking into the demographic statistic for the past 20 years, annual growth rate for the Arabs (Palestinians) still persists at a much higher level than Jews. At the period after the practice of Master Plan 2000, ...

National park: Jews happiness at the expense of Palestinians

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The Stillborn Plan of High School Not only the expanded national park disrupted Palestinians plan of expanding the overcrowded town to its outskirt, it also ended their hopes of constructing the first high school in the region. There is no high school in Abu Thor, and the existing elementary schools are located at unhygienic rental structures. The ...

Historical Documents


The deleted website of E1 plan’s propaganda

Leung Lok Yan

Local Outline Plam Jerusalem 2000, without Palestinians

Leung Lok Yan

Facebook Meme: How Palestinian see Mount Scopus Scopes National Parks in a humorous but honest way

Leung Lok Yan

A urban planning map showing the clash of the Palestinian proposal and the Jewish government’s proposal

Leung Lok Yan

Visual Archive: The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – Return to Mt Scopus

Leung Lok Yan

The start of oppression – United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The sequels – Jerusalem 5800 plan

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The Master Plan 2000 – the far-fetched expansion of National Park

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The Jewish revised garden city – Nahalal

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Historical Document V: Urban Plan by Patrick Geddes

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Historical Document IV: Urban Plan by William Mclean

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Historical Document III – 1944 Road Scheme by Henry Kendall

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Historical Document II: Afforestation in and around Jerusalem at different times

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Historical Document I: Local Outline Plan Jerusalem 2000 – Appendix 3: Open Spaces and Tourism

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

The backdrop of imbalanced development: 1918 Mclean Plan

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail V: Segregation, Mobility and Encounters in Jerusalem: “The Role of Public Transport Infrastructure in Connecting the ‘Divided City’” by Jonathan Rokem and Vaughan Laura

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail IV: “The Governmentalities of Infrastructure and Services Amid Urban Conflict: East Jerusalem in the Post Oslo era” by Oren Shlomo

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail III: “Sub-formality in the Formalization of Public Transport in East Jerusalem” by Oren Shlomo

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail II: “The Violence of Infrastructural Connectivity: Jerusalem’s Light Rail as a Means of Normalisation” by Hanna Baumann

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail I: “Politics, infrastructure and representation/ The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail” by Nolte Amina and Yacobi Haim

Li Yin

Israel’s “Greater Jerusalem”

Munot Coral

Historical city progression of Jerusalem

Munot Coral

Cook’s Plan of Jerusalem

Munot Coral

Jerusalem History

Munot Coral

Plan of Jerusalem

Munot Coral

First Master Plan since 1967 – Master Plan 2000

Lam Oi Tung Iva

EJ/9 Plan by Israel National Parks Authority (INPA) in 1968

Lam Oi Tung Iva

Land Ownership Mapping in East Jerusalem in 2010

Lam Oi Tung Iva

Judaization as National Objective in Proclamation of Independence of State of Israel

Lam Oi Tung Iva

1864 Ordinance Survey of Jerusalem

HoMing Chau

 

Bibliography


Nationalistic design considerations of the Mount Scopus Hebrew University

Leung Lok Yan

Jerusalem: The Spatial Politics of a Divided Metropolis

Leung Lok Yan

The disparity of power, Procedure of Applying for a Building Permit in East Jerusalem

Leung Lok Yan

A report by an NGO, BIMKOM- Planners for Planning Rights

Leung Lok Yan

A report by an pro-government organisation, Jerusalem Centre of Foreign Affairs

Leung Lok Yan

Palestinian Master Plan 2000 – a compliance of both parties

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Bibliography V: The Planning Crisis in East Jerusalem: Understanding the Phenomenon of “Illegal” Construction

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Bibliography IV: Greenbelts in London and Jerusalem

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Greenery as political means – Hong Kong, Volgagrad and Jerusalem

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Bibliography III: Marrying Modern Progress with Treasured Antiquity’: Jerusalem City Plans during the British Mandate, 1917-1948

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

The origins of national aspirations

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The controversial project – Jerusalem Cable Car

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

The salvation of Hinnom Valley – merely a disguise?

Thomas Hui Tsz Nam

Bibliography II: Survey of the Palestinian Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem: Planning Problems and Opportunities

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Bibliography I: The Politics of Planting – Israeli-Palestinian Competition for Control of Land in the Jerusalem Periphery

Lee Tin Wing Alvina

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail V: “Locations of Light Rail Stations and the Route of its Red Line since 2011” by Hanna Baumann

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail IV: “The Jerusalem Marathon Poster” by Couturaud Louise

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail III: “40% of the Trains were Damaged by Rock Throwing during the Construction of Light Rail” by Marissa Newman

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail II: “Jerusalem’s Light Railway: Commuting with a Rifle through the Conflicted City” by Harriet Sherwood

Li Yin

Infrastructural Governance of Jerusalem Light Rail I: “Do You Mind Traveling With Arabs?” by Nir Hasson

Li Yin

Planning Jerusalem

Munot Coral

The Carta Jerusalem Atlas

Munot Coral

Dividing Jerusalem – British Urban Planning in the Holy city

Munot Coral

The space of contested Jerusalem

Munot Coral

Jerusalem master plan 1

Munot Coral

Securing the peace of Jerusalem: on the politics of unifying and dividing, 1997

Lam Oi Tung Iva

Right to Develop: Planning Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem, UN Habitat, 2015

Lam Oi Tung Iva

The Urban Transformation of Jerusalem, 1967-2001, 2001

Lam Oi Tung Iva

Old and new walls in Jerusalem, 2005

Lam Oi Tung Iva

City of Collision, 2006

Lam Oi Tung Iva

 

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