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  • TEL AVIV GLOBAL CITY

  • Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipalitywww.tel-aviv.gov.il

    Tel Aviv Global City

  • Contents

    Tel Aviv's History ........................................08

    Jaffa's History ............................................... 10

    The City in Numbers ................................... 12

    Cultural Center .............................................. 16

    The White City.............................................. 20

    Nightlife ........................................................... 24

    Young City ...................................................... 26

    Business Hub ................................................ 28

    Tourism .............................................................32

    Beaches ........................................................... 34

    Markets ........................................................... 36

    Liberalism & Tolerance ............................40

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship ........... 42

    Education ........................................................44

    Academia & Research ..............................46

    Jewish Heritage ...........................................48

    Sustainability ................................................ 50

    Social Compassion ......................................52

    Medical Excellence ..................................... 54

    Athletic City ................................................... 56

    International Relations ............................ 58

    Strategic Plan ............................................... 60

    Municipal Council ........................................ 62

    Contacts .......................................................... 66

    Tel Aviv Global City

  • Shalom,

    When the 66 founding families of Tel Aviv set out to create a new community, they purchased sand dunes in the bare wilderness, where they promised to build

    as one of the founders put it - the "New York of the Middle East." They were visionaries, with big dreams and little hopes.

    One hundred years after Tel Aviv was born, we can say that the founders' promise was actually closer to a prophecy. In the decades since its founding, the small community known as the first Hebrew city has grown into a true global city, with importance and influence extending well beyond its borders. It is Israel's financial and cultural center, and also an international hub of art and creativity, commerce and trade, media and academia. It is a city that celebrates pluralism and tolerance, warmly embracing the many minorities and communities that compose its unique human mosaic. And above all, it continues to welcome dreamers of all sorts.

    Wishing you a wonderful time in our city!

    Yours truly,Ron HuldaiMayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo

  • Introduction - Tel Aviv Global City

    Tel Aviv Global City is a national initiative aimed at elevating the city's global positioning. The strategic plan in based on five major anchors:

    The city's financial, academic and cultural centrality Tel Aviv's entrepreneurial and innovative character The incorporation of the Greater Tel Aviv Region The blending of global trends with local assets Public participation in the work process

    The Global City initiative is spearheaded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality in partnership with the Israeli Government, academic institutions, the businesses sector, and community organizations.

    We see this process as a national interest. Tel Aviv, as a global city, will impact the lives of its residents, and serve as a source of pride for all Israeli citizens.

    We look forward to seeing you as a part of the Global City process. Please do not hesitate to contact us with ideas and thoughts at [email protected]

    The Global City Unit

  • Tel Aviv was founded 100 years ago. Yafo has been around for 3000. The two towns, which now make up one city, share many values: pluralism, tolerance, creativity, and a love of the sea.

    Tel Aviv was founded 100 years ago. Jaffa has been around for 3,000. The two towns, which now make up one city, share many values: pluralism, tolerance, creativity and a love of the sea.

  • 08>09>TEL AVIV HISTORY08_09_TEL AVIV HISTORY

    Tel Aviv was founded on April 11, 1909 when 66 families gathered on sand dunes on the beach outside Jaffa to allocate plots of land for a new neighborhood. They held a lottery by writing the

    names of the participants on white shells and the plot numbers on grey shells.

    In 1925, renowned Scottish urban planner Sir Patrick

    Geddes presented a master plan of a garden city, separating between main and residential streets and emphasizing parks and squares. In following decades, Tel Aviv became the area's largest economic center and was also coined the first Hebrew city, as it was the birthplace of modern Hebrew culture.

    In the 1930's, the arrival of Jewish architects fleeing Nazi Germany brought the rise of the Bauhaus, or International, style of architecture. The historical zone of Tel Aviv, known as the White City, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

  • Following the birth of Israel in 1948, Jaffa (known as Yafo in Hebrew) was formally merged with the Tel Aviv municipality. For the next several decades, the city continued to position itself as Israel's cultural and financial center. In 2009, the nation celebrated Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary with hundreds of festivals and cultural events, educational initiatives and community projects.

    Currently, the city is leading a major initiative to elevate its international positioning. The Tel Aviv Global City project is a ten year campaign focusing on the international facets of the city's financial, academic, cultural, social and urban performance.

  • Jaffa is one of the oldest port cities in the world. The word Jaffa, which means

    "the beautiful" is derived from Japhet, the name of one of Noah's sons, who built it after the Flood.

    During the times of King Solomon, Jaffa's port served as a gateway for cedars from Lebanon used to build the First Temple. It was also mentioned in the Old Testament as the port

    10>11>JAFFA HISTORY10_11_JAFFA HISTORY

  • from which Jonah the Prophet embarked on his maritime journey, which resulted in him being swallowed by a fish.

    Over the years numerous conquerors passed through Jaffa's gates and during the Ottoman Empire it was one of the region's most important ports. In the late 1800s, Jaffa's ancient city wall was completely destroyed and the city expanded out into new areas.

    Upon Israeli Independence in 1948, Jaffa was a center of local Arab political, cultural and financial activity. In 1950, the Israeli government voted to merge the first Hebrew city and the ancient port city from which it had emerged. In 1999, the municipality founded the Jaffa Development Authority, aimed at improving infrastructure and all aspects of daily life.

  • 12>13>THE CITY IN NUMBERS12_13_THE CITY IN NUMBERS

    Total area 51.8 sq. km, 19.85 sq. mi. Residents 403,000 (7.5 M in Israel) Average monthly household income: 18,500 shekels (roughly $5,000)

    250,000 motorized vehicles are registered in the city, of which 189,000 are private cars

    There is a total of 278,000 parking spots

  • Area of green zones (parks, gardens, woods): 9,945 dunams = 20% of the total area

    25 million passengers travel to or from Tel Aviv by train annually - 35% of all rail travel in Israel

    Length of roads: 837 km Length of bicycle routes: 120 km

  • Time Magazine recently saluted the city's international appeal, noting that it "emerges as the perfect mix of the contemporary and the classic." The city presents a rare blend of two main assets: a world-class cultural and financial center, and one of the world's leading beach towns.

    Time Magazine recently saluted the city's international appeal, noting that it "emerges as the perfect mix of the contemporary and the classic." The city presents a rare blend of a world-class cultural and financial center, and one of the world's leading beach towns.

  • 16>17>CULTURAL CENTER16_17_CULTURAL CENTER

    THEATRE

    Dozens of theatres and venues offer an extremely

    large variety of performing arts events of all styles.

    Dance: Local and international dance activity focuses around the Suzanne Dellal Center. Many of the nation's leading dance companies, including the Bat Sheva Dance Company (led by choreographer Ohad Naharin), operate in the city.www.suzannedellal.org.il

  • DANCECLASSICAL MUSIC

    Theatre: More than 1,500,000 tickets are sold annually. The Cameri Municipal Theatre offers performances with English and Russian translation.www.cameri.co.il

    Classical Music: Numerous classical groups operate alongside three major institutions: The Israel Philharmonic (directed by Zubin Mheta), The Israel Opera and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.www.ipo.co.il | www.ico.co.ilwww.israel-opera.co.il

  • The New Tel Aviv Museum of ArtThe New Tel Aviv Museum of Art will open in November 2011. The Herta and Paul Amir Bulding, Designed by Arch. Preston Scott Cohen and local Israeli Arch. Amit Nemelich, is a dynamic ornament made of 430 polished cement panels. The building will host visiting exhibitions and a permanent collection of highlights from 100 years of Israeli art.www.tamuseum.com

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    Museums: Over 1,300,000 people visit the city's 23 museums annually, including the Eretz Israel Museum (archeology, history and geography) and Beit Hatfutsot (the Museum of the J