The Arab town of Taybeh was declared a city in 1990. Over the last few years, the town has developed from a village to a city and spread over almost the entire planned jurisdiction. Today there is a great shortage of land for housing, open spaces, public buildings, and employment spaces in the town.
My project seeks to respond to the development of the Arab town through the growth and renewal of the historic city center. The center, which was abandoned in the process of urban growth, deteriorated and is now inhabited mainly by a limited population. It has a lack of infrastructure and public services, and planning difficulties are mainly due to the land ownership structure.
Taybeh is a case study for other towns in Israel with similar histories trying to deal with common issues. The town is considered one of the largest Arab towns belonging to the Sharon region in the center of the country, with currently 45,345 residents. In recent years, the residents of the settlement have witnessed a change in the appearance of the city led by the local authority. However, these steps were implemented without in-depth planning. There are still missing elements that could bring about economic prosperity and reforms related to land, planning, public spaces, infrastructure, employment, and social and personal security.