Geopolitics implication on urban growth : case studies from Palestine

Dissertant

Subayh, Lina Rajih

Thesis advisor

Thawaba, Salim

University

Birzeit University

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Department

Department of Architectural Engineering

University Country

Palestine (West Bank)

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

In Palestinian status, as elsewhere, reductionism should be excluded in the urban studies.

All the affecting factors should be placed under a microscope, as reducing the factors to examine limits our comprehension and leads to superficial, narrow-minded outputs in forecasting and building the future.

Modelling and managing urban growth is a complex problem globally under normal conditions in terms of limited lands and the increasing population.

The complexity in the Palestinian case is compounded under extraordinary geopolitical conditions.

In Hebron governorate, like all other West Bank governorates, Geopolitical determinants play a crucial role in affecting urban growth of cities.

Political subdivisions of land, Israeli crossings and terminals, the separation Wall, Israeli colonies, bypass roads and land confiscation are the geopolitical components of the study.

This study aims to shed light on the exceptional geopolitical conditions implication on urban growth in Palestine at the local level, by analyzing the relationship between borders shifting, urban sprawl, cities morphology, land use/cover, growth pattern and the geopolitical determinants and constrains.

A detailed and extensive literature study was conducted for deep understanding of geopolitics, colonization, borders and urban growth.

Several global cases were thoroughly studied (Berlin, SubSaharan Africa and colonial India, Goma city and Zarumilla and Aguas Verdes cities) to formulate a clear image about the impact of geopolitics on cities urban growth under similar geopolitical conditions.

A comprehensive literature about the Israeli practices and plans in West Bank and after 1967 were reviewed.

The research mainly focuses on two selected communities from Hebron governorate; Aldahreih city and Tarqumiya town, in which geopolitics has the upper hand in transforming them into a "de-facto" borders areas in addition to shaping urban growth characteristics, pattern and directions.

And, by using the Geographic Information System (GIS) as the main analysis tool, many geographical layers showed the chronological transformations in borders shifting, terminals and roads, built-up area, land cover and urban growth pattern.

Main Topic

Architecture Engineering

No. of Pages

123

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Literature review.

Chapter Three : Study Area : geopolitics, borders and border cities in the west bank.

Chapter Four : Analysis, discussion and results.

Chapter Five : Conclusion and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Subayh, Lina Rajih. (2020). Geopolitics implication on urban growth : case studies from Palestine. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Birzeit University, Palestine (West Bank)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-977550

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Subayh, Lina Rajih. Geopolitics implication on urban growth : case studies from Palestine. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Birzeit University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-977550

American Medical Association (AMA)

Subayh, Lina Rajih. (2020). Geopolitics implication on urban growth : case studies from Palestine. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Birzeit University, Palestine (West Bank)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-977550

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-977550