The aesthetic dividends need to be shared equally, and yet, even the historical city is managed like a remote provincial town

The concept of beauty, which had ostensibly been disdainfully erased from 20th century architectural theory, reverberates again in international discourse, and the results are already visible on the ground. 

We can assume that some Israeli architects, particularly veteran professionals, most of whom were educated at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at a time when the dominant ideal, which has played such a central role in shaping Israel, was rigid practical functionalism, will find it difficult to deal with the news. 

But the recognition of the important social role played by the aesthetic aspect of architecture will not only help improve the appearance of the urban landscape – and preserve architectural values in historic cities – but also improve the quality of life in areas with inexpensive construction, as well as outlying areas.