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This photograph of a residential street in Tel Aviv shows traces of Scottish planner Patrick Geddes plan in the narrow street and the patches of greenery. The Geddes Plan, drafted in 1926, attempted to design Tel Aviv in the style of garden cities, a popular urban concept at the time, which favored the city dweller over the automobile. Economic constraints and enormous demand for housing eventually lead to the development of high rise structures and buildings in the International style dominating the city, with only traces of Geddes Plan, such as in this image.

(accessed October 19, 2011)

Mann, Barbara. A Place in History: Modernisim, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006) pp. 162

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


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Urban Planner

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Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- International style; Housing Development -- Israel -- Tel Aviv; Housing -- Israel -- Tel Aviv;

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Tel Aviv


modernism, international style, garden cities, urban greenery, Geddes Plan