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Desert Settlements in Israel: Socio-economic and Physical Data

  • Boris A. Portnov
  • Wolfgang R. Motzafi-Haller


This chapter features a selection of six desert towns in the Negev region of Israel. Statistical data are listed for comparing the state of development of these towns to the region in which they are located, and to the rest of the country. A short overview of the physical layout of each settlement and a short historical background is provided. Unique features and appearances typical to the towns are documented in photographs.


Urban Settlement Residential Neighborhood Public Park General Layout Physical Layout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris A. Portnov
    • 1
  • Wolfgang R. Motzafi-Haller
    • 1
  1. 1.J. Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boker CampusSede-Boker CampusIsrael

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