Urban planning | Location
The Ramat Hasharon comprehensive plan outlines the city’s general development in the coming decades. The plan deals with the entirety of the city’s strategic planning aspects, and beyond that, since it being a vision-defining and goal-setting document. The planning process initiated with a fundamental layer of the plan; the thorough study of the city through its various human and physical systems, and the following formulation of the ‘Genius Locci’ and its derived local qualities for preservation and cultivation.
The plan outlines a general land-use assignment to the plannable land reserves, while directing for their responsible and optimal development out of a city-wide perspective. This approach is prominent in the proposed new metropolitan center in the city’s west, implementing sustainable planning principles such as public transport oriented development, densification, and large scale mixed use. In a manner complementary to the urban development, an extensive and contiguous network of open spaces traverses the city, in proximity to the high density residential concentrations. That proximity supports the preservation of the city’s identity as one that is rooted in open spaces, even in the evolving reality of a densifying metropolis.