Building new towns in the formation of a new state of Palestine

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A new Palestinian state is due to emerge. It will need to supply houses, jobs, public services and infrastructure. The proposal to build new towns could help meet these needs. The proposed pattern of new towns and planning policies has been adapted from the experiences of other countries, but it is one that suits the Palestinian reality. Twin new towns near existing cities would solve the problem of housing hardship, which includes poor housing conditions and housing shortages. They would promote economic development, strengthen the existing cities, and facilitate the process of urbanisation in the new state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-308
Number of pages24
JournalThird World Planning Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development


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