A house with a garden or a penthouse?

Up until 2009- 2010, most of the housing units being built in Israel formed part of low-rise buildings of one to four stories, despite being one of the most urbanized countries.

December 8, 2016 15:11
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Construction in Jerusalem

Construction in Jerusalem, High and Low rise, 1998-2015. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)


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 According to World Bank statistics, Israel’s population density is among the highest in the world (387 residents per square kilometer on average). We also live in one of the most urbanized countries in the world, with 91% of the population residing in urban areas.

One might expect, therefore, that construction in Israel would be characterized by high density and high-rise buildings to con - serve space. But the Central Bureau of Statistics’ data on construction starts indicate that this is not necessarily the case. Up until 2009- 2010, most of the housing units being built in Israel formed part of low-rise buildings of one to four stories (52% in 2009-2010).


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