Although the haredi community is in the spotlight in the public discourse, politics and decision-making at the national level, the greatest impact on the daily life of the haredi population is at the municipal level, in exclusively haredi cities as well as in mixed cities.

This area of research focuses on policy studies regarding the needs of haredim at the municipal level; the social and political arrangements that enable coexistence and the smooth running of mixed cities; and an array of municipal arrangements required as regards education, leisure, culture, housing and more.