Urban Planning & Renewal

Urban Planning & Renewal

The Urban Planning Department accompanies local authorities, government ministries, planning organizations and private entrepreneurs in planning processes from a detailed level of building, to neighborhood, area, and cities within the framework of comprehensive outline plans, statutory and strategic urban plans and research.

The professional team includes leading professionals: architects, city planners, economists, business managers, appraisers and lawyers.

The department provides a wide range of services to institutional and private bodies both at the strategic level and at the local level.

Programs for Public Purposes and Carrying Capacity
  • Social consultation for public purposes in comprehensive, neighborhood and regional outline plans
    Examining the current state of public needs: public buildings and institutions and open spaces, in view of the existing vision and possibilities in order to realize it. Population projection and deployment of various cross-sections of the population in space.
    The work is carried out in direct contact with city officials in order to reach agreements and progress in planning.
    The products include program reviews and appendices as part of statutory program documents.

 

  • Analysis of carrying capacity for public purposes in old cities and new neighborhoods
    Examining the possibility of densification of neighborhoods and the addition of housing units, while examining the possibility of using new solutions for the construction of public buildings, and in accordance with the existing and expected population segment, according to the residential mix proposed in the existing plan or according to the demand analysis.
Economic Programs: Trade, Employment and the City's Economy
  • Economic consulting in comprehensive, neighborhood and regional outline plans
    In this framework, different aspects of employment and trade characteristics are examined in the city and in the relevant area: distribution by occupation and industry, participation rate, etc., characteristics of existing and existing businesses in approved programs, trends over the years and expectations for the target year.
    Analysis of the city’s economy: Connecting the data into a realistic economic program that can provide employment and income for the city in connection with existing possibilities and demand for employment and commercial space for that city

 

  • Analysis of the economic implications of the development of new residential neighborhoods on the urban economy
    Accompanying the process of expanding boundaries from the urban and entrepreneurial perspective.
Urban Renewal
  • Economic solutions as a basis for renewal and rehabilitation of neighborhoods and areas through urban renewal: NOP 38 and evacuation and construction
    Analyzes of the economic potential for urban renewal and the resources required to implement projects that are socially, economically and spatially appropriate to the region. Examination of the relevant options: supplementary land, mobility of rights, etc.

 

  • Management, planning and economic consultation for the master plan for NOP 38 under section 23
    Setting principles for incentives, starting and limiting the plan in different areas of the city, in accordance with the carrying capacity of the infrastructure: public and traffic needs, the width of the streets and the economic starting point.

 

  • Estimation of the probability of development volumes by urban regeneration at the urban level
Urban Reviews
  • Analysis of urban planning projects and projects
  • Accompanying authorities and entrepreneurs in the planning process, in front of the planning committees and appeals committees
Public participation
  • Management of public participation processes in urban and neighborhood master plans, integrating a variety of tools: in-depth interviews, focus groups and surveys.
  • The extensive information available in geokg on all cities in the State of Israel enables accurate planning of public participation, while providing a response to a variety of planning needs.
  • The Survey Institute enables analysis of information from large audiences, whether from the community or the neighborhood itself, or in the relevant planning area.
  • The company makes sure to include representatives from unique sectors: ultra-Orthodox, Arabs and others, in the process of public participation.
Economic Consulting and Assessment

Services for contractors and entrepreneurs, including preparation for land tenders and solutions for decision-making in a variety of land uses: residential, commercial, logistics, industry, tourism, hotels.

 

Services include:

  • Economic examination of land tenders and “price for the occupant”
  • Feasibility studies and economic feasibility studies, including “zero reports”
  • Examining the best use of land complexes
  • Change of designation and improvement of assets
  • Locating and inspecting complexes and projects for urban renewal (evacuation-construction and National Outline Plan 38)
Studies and Analysis of Urban Trends

Conducting studies and analyzes on a national level, for entrepreneurs and government authorities, on issues related to development and trends in the real estate industry, and economic development for employment and commerce. For example:

  • The effect of the building preservation plan on apartment prices and the real estate market in the city,
  • Splitting of apartments and its effect on the residential and infrastructure market in the city,
  • The chances of success of price tenders occupant of the Ministry of Construction and Housing and more.
Strategic Plans for Educational Systems

Preparing a master plan to adapt the demographic, social and pedagogical changes that are taking place in the community, in cooperation with the local authority, the Ministry of Education, the teaching staff, the parents and the students, while exposing them to information and ideas and examining the needs and desires of the public.

 

Activities include:

  • Spatial analysis to create social-spatial-physical balance in the municipal educational system and its branches.
  • Recommendations for efficient use, and required additions in existing and planned public buildings, in accordance with the carrying capacity for public needs and trends for urban renewal.
  • Planning a transportation system for students according to the number of trips required of students in each part of the community, in relation to the travel destinations.
  • Integration of the educational system in urban branding processes.

Examples of projects

The Urban Planning Department accompanies local authorities, government ministries, planning organizations and private entrepreneurs in planning processes from a detailed level of building, to neighborhood, area, and cities within the framework of comprehensive outline plans, statutory and strategic urban plans and research.