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Reinventing Planned Cities

Students from the School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) traveled to Israel in January, 2012, for a 10-day collaborative workshop with Tel Aviv University's Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design (TAU LCUD).

The workshop was one part of a semester-long studio, under the direction of SA+P's Eran Ben-Joseph and TAU's Tali Hatuka, focusing on Kiryat Gat, a mid-sized town in the south of Israel built in the 1950s. The city was chosen as a 'laboratory' for re-designing outmoded planned towns of that era with the aim of creating new planning models that could reshape the future of similar cities across the world.

(Excerpted from SA+P News; for more on this story, see http://sap.mit.edu/resources/portfolio/kiryat_gat/; image: ארכיון קרית גת [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons)