Negotiating Urban Redevelopment: Exploring the Neighborhood Council Planning Model

Gillad Rosen, Nufar Avni

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This paper analyzes the redevelopment of a residential compound in Jerusalem from a justice perspective. It focuses on the role of the Neighborhood Council (NC) in negotiating representation and recognition of local residents in the planning process. Based on analysis of interviews, planning documents, focus group meetings, and court appeals, we argue that as a hybrid governance structure, which mediates between the residents and the municipality, the NC is uniquely positioned to promote more just and inclusive planning process and outcomes at the neighborhood scale. However, the NC still faces substantial challenges due to its intermediary position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-427
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Jerusalem
  • community planning
  • just planning
  • neighborhood councils
  • redevelopment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


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