Reframing urban controlled spaces: Community gardens in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Efrat Eizenberg, Tovi Fenster

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As research continues to configure the meaning and manifestations of actually existing neoliberalism this paper takes one social phenomenon-urban community gardens-and examines how it is being newly integrated under the conditions of neoliberal urban governance. It examines how community gardens are being applied by decision makers and NGOs into two cities in Israel-Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Jaffa - where community gardens have been cultivated only since 2000. The analysis offers a more dynamic understanding of the interplay of local and global forces that produce the urban space, and a broader understanding of controlled community gardens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1160
Number of pages29
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Community gardens
  • Controlled space
  • Governance
  • Jerusalem
  • Neoliberalism
  • Tel Aviv-Jaffa


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