Beyond Enclaves in Palestine (Part 4)

In this series about planning in Palestine we've looked at three alternative 'plans'. The first, thankfully, will never be built (although, chillingly, it's really just a vision of present segregated reality). The second may well be built (though it would take a dramatic turnaround in political will). The third offers a glimpse of a progress-free … Continue reading Beyond Enclaves in Palestine (Part 4)

Beyond Enclaves in Palestine (Part 3)

What future can be planned for Palestine? So far in this series we've looked at a nightmare sci-fi segregationalism generated merely from revealing the implications of the Oslo Accords as architectural impressions. We've also looked at a much more positive  spatial plan to develop a central north-south transit corridor, linking most of the main settlements … Continue reading Beyond Enclaves in Palestine (Part 3)

Beyond enclaves in Palestine: Constructing the physical reality of territorial integrity (Part 1)

I’ve been struck recently by three somewhat contrasting visions of physical development for a future Palestine. Palestine. Perhaps nowhere else on earth has the philosophy of space been so consistently conceived as a weapon. The sophistication of the manipulation of space for military and political purposes in the West Bank and Gaza has made the … Continue reading Beyond enclaves in Palestine: Constructing the physical reality of territorial integrity (Part 1)