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Non-Conforming Use of Open Agricultural Areas
Use of agricultural land for business and commercial purposes — whether by way of non-conforming use, as specified in the Planning and Building Law, or by way of illegal building (supported or not by the use of the unauthorized-building legal mechanism) has become a widespread phenomenon. This phenomenon is reshaping the agricultural landscape and the country’s open areas, and is creating a reality with grave implications, especially in the Central District.
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Sustainable Development Indicators in Israel
Indicators are signposts that can point the way to sustainable development. Although there is no agreed and exact definition of sustainable development, indicators may show the direction toward which we are moving and even pave the road toward sustainable development. This report summarizes the first phase of a project designed to identify the indicators which should be monitored from the point of view of sustainable development.

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Air Pollution from Transportation: Position Paper
Air pollution in Israel is reaching crisis proportions. Hundreds and probably thousands of premature deaths each year are attributed to exposure to high concentrations of air pollutants. In addition to morbidity rates, other negative health effects related to air quality are also increasing.
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A Transportation and Environmentally-Sensitive Approach to The Classification of Urban Activities
Mixed land use has many potential advantages. Mixing land uses allows businesses to be more flexible in finding the most suitable locations, thereby promoting economic growth. Mixed land use can enable reduction in mileage traveled, since people can use services close to their home and place of work. It may also encourage shorter, non-motorized trips and resulting unstructured encounters, which is the greatest relative advantage cities have to offer, thereby contributing to urban revitalization.
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Environment and Policy: Environmental Policy Research Collection
The formulation of environmental policy requires a multidisciplinary approach combining knowledge in the natural sciences, medicine, the social sciences, and the humanities, as well as expertise about the judicial and governmental systems in Israel. The goal of such policy is to create an environment that is healthy, stable, balanced, and sustainable for this generation and the generations to come.
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