Prof. Nir Mualam’s Visiting Talk

Vertical Densification in Tel Aviv: Stratified Allocations of Public Amenities and Mixed Use Development

Assoc. Prof. Nir Mualam. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Department of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University. 28 November 2023, 12:00

One method of increasing urban population density is to weave a variety of uses, infrastructure, and amenities in compact development. Mixing private and public uses on one plot, let alone in a vertical environment, presents numerous obstacles. This type of mixed-use development is extremely difficult to build, finance, and operate. To explore, this talk examines Tel Aviv’s current efforts to reach higher densities by embedding public institutions and infrastructure within primarily private development. We review the nature and scope of this phenomenon during the last two decades, as well as its prospects and outcomes.