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How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine

By Irit Katz, Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge
Haim Yacobi, Professor of Development Planning, UCL
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On May 21, a ceasefire was agreed to between Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, putting an end to a bloody 11-day conflict. Despite the relative calm that has ensued, the violence of these past weeks across Israel-Palestine has unveiled distinct urban fronts.

The conflict was triggered in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.…


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