The proposed study area runs from Ariel Sharon Park to Haaliya Beach, in southern Tel Aviv -Yafo.
Tel Aviv-Yafo is facing huge urban renewal and infrastructure projects to help cope with the predicted 20% population growth by 2035. Yet, the vision for a sustainable, resilient city that provides quality of life, connections to nature, and a healthy environment in a changing climate remains a consistent priority.
Tension exists between urban density and the protection and development of urban nature sites. The southern part of Tel Aviv-Yafo was identified as more vulnerable to extreme heat waves and floods. The selected site faces these challenges, as well as taking in to account the needs of the diverse populations in the surrounding area.
As planning for the South Metropolitan Green Corridor is in its early stages, the city is seeking creative ideas to transform the corridor itself and specific areas within it, such as Davidov Park and main traffic interjections.
The goal is to create a green corridor that connects Ariel Sharon Park, a restored landfill site in the east, to the Coastal Corridor in the west. Approximately three kilometres of open space has the potential to become a significant ecological and communal anchor in an area that has a low ratio of nature vs. buildings, especially compared to the northern part of the city, which is much greener.
The South Metropolitan Green Corridor is marked on the maps but, in practice, functions differently. In the city's vision, the Corridor connects east and west alongside small and large city parks and gardens that it crosses. The corridor should consider residents' needs while addressing green building codes and other regulations to create a positive impact, increase well-being, and contribute to the city's successful revival.
More information about the site is expected to be released in early 2024.
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