Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2013 (Revised June 2016)


by Arthur I. Segel, Sarika Agrawal, Nimrod Brandt, Daniel Kuhagen, Thomas Reithinger and Margot Eiran


Bashar Masri is developing the first new stand-alone Palestinian city 25 kilometers north of Jerusalem and 9 kilometers north of Ramallah in the West Bank on 6300 dunams (1556 acres) for 40,000 people with financial support from the Qatari investment authority and assistance from The Portland Trust. The first phase with 5000 homes along with a commercial city center, parks, schools and other public facilities became available for occupancy in 2015. The eventual $1.5 billion new city has a host of start up problems including what should be built when and at what price along with infrastructure issues.

Keywords: Housing; Urban Development; Problems and Challenges; Construction Industry; Middle East;


Segel, Arthur I., Sarika Agrawal, Nimrod Brandt, Daniel Kuhagen, Thomas Reithinger, and Margot Eiran. "Rawabi." Harvard Business School Case 214-008, June 2013. (Revised June 2016.)