ISPADA Israeli Planning, Architecture and Development in Africa
Ma'ale Adumim Master Plan
Thomas Leitersdorf and Yosef Goldenberg
Ma'ale Adumim Local Council
West Bank, OPT | 1982
Ma'ale Adumim is an urban Israeli settlement in the West Bank, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) from Jerusalem. Ma'ale Adumim was formed as an illegal settlement in 1975 by a Gush Emunim group, and was evicted several times.
In 1977 it was granted official status as a permanent settlement, though the international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law. The settlement is strategically located between the northern and southern parts of the West Bank. Ma’ale Adumim achieved city status in 1991 and in 2015, its population was 40,693.  The urban plan for Ma'ale Adumim encompasses a total of 35 square kilometres in a bloc that includes Ma'ale Adumim, Mishor Adumim, Kfar Adumim, and Allon.