محمد فتحي عبد السلام
قسم هندسة التخطيط العمراني – كلية الهندسة – جامعة الازهر – القاهرة – جمهورية مصر العربية
Karmiel city is a new town (43 years old) located in the middle of the Galilee hills to
concentrate more Jews in a region heavily populated with Israeli Arabs. The city was
established in 1964 at the center of the main network of roads in the northern area.
The city was well planned from the beginning and shows distinct signs of the consideration
taken to make the city comfortable and friendly to its residents.
The high quality of living in the city stems from environmental, educational and cultural
quality, and an emphasis on quality free time, all of which create a friendly atmosphere for its
In addition, the city is famous for the quality of the building, the high standards and the
attractive landscaped areas and parks which spread around the city.
The government builds everything in Karmiel: homes, stores, offices, government buildings
and, of course, the roads, recreation facilities and the rest of the town's "infrastructure." The
city government is loaned money by the federal government with which to buy the schools
and the city administrative buildings.
The city encompasses an area of about 24,000 dunams (24 sq. km), and its population was
45,345 residents in 2006. According to the master plan, Karmiel will have a population of
approximately 120,000 residents by the year 2020.
Finally, this paper used a descriptive-analytical method to review and analyze the general
characteristics of the Israeli development experiment in the city of Karmiel. Moreover, the
paper used a historical method to review The establishment of Karmiel and the historical
development of the city.