An initiative for urban innovation to turn Wadi Nisnas, which is home to
mostly Muslims and Christians, into a center for shared society in Haifa was
launched this week. Thirty-five participants, among them residents of the Wadi,
merchants, leading figures in the municipality, members of the Wadi Committee,
planers, members of Merchav and the Social Development Committee of
Haifa joined together to promote this initiative.
It was the first meeting of a program, which aims to develop the Wadi,
empower its residents and reduce the gaps between the Arab and Jewish
neighborhoods of Haifa. During the first meeting, the needs and problems which
demand immediate attention were identified. At its conclusion, task forces were
established to promote the issues which were defined.
The Abraham Fund, MIU- The Movement for Israeli Urbanism
and the Social Development Committee of Haifa participate in the initiative,
which is executed in cooperation with the municipality of
Haifa, local stakeholders and the public.