Desert Regions pp 227-240 | Cite as

Planning in Desert Environments: Three Cases of Responsive Planning

  • Yehuda Gradus


Since the early 1990s, Israel’s settlement pattern has experienced significant growth as a result of the rapid absorption of over 400,000 new immigrants (between 1989–90). By the end of 1996, Israel’s population reached 5.8 million inhabitants, having experienced annual growth of over five per cent during the years 1990 and 1991. While new settlements were not founded, new neighborhoods were built in nearly all existing communities, in some cases resulting in a significant physical expansion.


Rural Settlement Garden City Desert Environment Negev Desert Central Place Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehuda Gradus
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  1. 1.Department of Geography and the Negev Center for Regional DevelopmentBen-Gurion University of the NegevNegevIsrael

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