Statutory planning is the basic tool used to implement economic development projects. The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) leads planning for the Jerusalem Municipality, the Israel Land Authority, and additional bodies in the fields of employment, housing, and special projects with a citywide impact.
Jerusalem is currently characterized by rapid demographic growth and the accelerated development of infrastructures, roads, residential buildings, hotels, and employment and industrial zones.
Statutory planning is an important tool for advancing and implementing economic development projects. Since its establishment, the JDA has led statutory planning proceedings intended to stimulate economic activity for the Jerusalem Municipality, the Israel Land Authority, government housing, the Ministry of Defense, and other bodies in the fields of employment, housing, and special projects with a citywide impact.
The JDA promotes detailed planning proceedings for metropolitan parks, quarter parks, and public spaces around the city, as well as planning proceedings for special buildings.
The JDA leads and manages projects from preplanning through to implementation, whether through the publication of a tender or through implementing companies from the public sector. Any project that can contribute to the economic development of the city is examined in detail, beginning with an economic feasibility study and through to the adjustment of the project to meet the city’s needs.
Since its establishment, the JDA has led hundreds of projects in various fields, sometimes through managing statutory planning and in other cases through the management of planning for projects for the implementation of large-scale public infrastructures.