NOP 35 makes the necessary planning provisions to provide for the future development of the state by concentrating future building activities in existing built-up areas. The plan answers to the large demand for additional building space while considering the dwindling land supply. Thus the plan ensures the preservation of the vast majority of open spaces (natural and agricultural) for future generations.
The landscape input included the classification of all landscape types in the country; the preparation of design guidelines working toward the protection of existing open spaces and rural areas; the development of green infrastructure corridors with a major north-south green spine that serves as the main structure to organize leading areas of urban and rural development; promotion of environmental sustainability; and the identification and preservation of landscapes of particular natural or cultural value.
Ministry of Interior
Shamai Assif and Prof. Arieh Shachar
Authors of the plan: Shamai Assif, Arieh Shachar, Shlomo Aronson, Eldad Spivak and Enosh.