Planning Ambiguity: the Private, the Public and what is in Betwee

Orit Reznizki

The aim of my research is to explore ambiguity in a low-income neighborhood called Meonot-Yam in Bat-Yam. In this neighborhood the formal and the legal definitions of private and public spaces are problematic mainly because of deficiencies in planning. Therefore, the research questions what is planning ambiguity considering the private and the public spaces in the neighborhood and their impact on the daily life of the neighborhood residents. In the research I try to define private and public through the perception of both the residents and the municipality using notions of liminality, non-formal spaces, and the third space.