Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The International style dominates residential structures in Tel Aviv developed between the 1920s and 1960s. Patrick Geddes, at the request of Mayor Dizengoff, drafted a plan for the city that was adjusted for the comfort of the pedestrian. This photograph shows a residential neighborhood in Tel Aviv that is designed in accordance with the Geddes Plan. The Geddes Plan was drafted in 1926 and put into effect in 1927.


Dusvshani, Gilead. Notes on Local Architecture in Israel. (Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tubingen, 2008) pp. 174-176

Hatuka, Tali. Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv. (Austin: University of Texas, 2010) pp. 9-11

(accessed October 19, 2011)


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Urban Planner

Recommended Citation

Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


housing, architecture, International style, modernism, Geddes Plan