Urban Planning Policies, Ethnic Identity and 'Sense of Place'

Hatiqva neighborhood, Tel Aviv (ended in 2009)

Tamir Arviv

This research examined the relationship between urban planning policies and the phenomenology of place. The research had three major sections. First, it presented a discourse analysis of the planning policies in the neighborhood during the past three decades. Second, it assessed the influence of urban planning on creating a 'sense of place', ethnic identity and relationship among the different groups in the neighborhood. The final part of the research identified everyday practices amongst the residence of the neighborhood, and the affects those practices have on the neighborhood's architectural order.