Tsfat’s Artist’s Colony: Including the Old Muslim Quarter in the UNESCO Project

The Tsfat General Art Gallery, located in the Artist's Colony, was once a central mosque in Tsfat's Muslim Quarter, and is one example among many of the historic architecture of the Old City.  The Jewish Quarter and the Artist's Colony as a single World Heritage Site can both meet Reut's goals of inclusivity and economic … Continue reading Tsfat’s Artist’s Colony: Including the Old Muslim Quarter in the UNESCO Project

Leapfrogging Tsfat: Attaining World Heritage Site Status for the Town

Reut's pilot in Tsfat is guided by the ISRAEL 15 Vision, with the goal of increasing overall quality of life.  To this end, the team developed, in collaboration with the municipality, a vision titled Vision for Tsfat in 2021 .  Tsfat as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will benefit from a large, all-inclusive economic boost, … Continue reading Leapfrogging Tsfat: Attaining World Heritage Site Status for the Town

The New Social Contract – A Trans-Israel Journey

In order to encourage a public debate on the need to establish a new social contract, that will regulate the relations between Government and citizens, and on the approach towards inclussive growth and comuunity building, we travelled across Israel to meet individuals and communities. To date, we have led and taken part in more than … Continue reading The New Social Contract – A Trans-Israel Journey

Industrial Renaissance in Developed Countries?

An article by Paul Krugman (New York Times, 19/05/11) identifies the first signs of recovery in manufacturing production in the USA. These signs are manifested in a rise in manufacturing jobs and a reduction in the manufacturing trade deficit. The Regional Development team at the Reut Institute identified similar early signs in Barcelona. In a … Continue reading Industrial Renaissance in Developed Countries?

Misperception hinder investment in southern Israel

According to a study by Dr. Mosi Rosenboim, Dr. Tal Shavit and Dr. Miki Malul, misperception about the capabilities of different regions in Israel, leads investors to favor the central region over regions in the south. The study, that was conducted at the Ben-Gurion University, found that there is a misperception about the quality of … Continue reading Misperception hinder investment in southern Israel