Urban Transformations in the West Bank of Palestine, Drivers and Consequences : a case of Ramallah Area

Abstract : This study presents an attempt to understand the process of transformation in Ramallah area of Palestine after 1993 due to the Oslo accord. The Introduction highlights the problem statement, the main aims of the study and its importance; also, the methodology has bee nfollowed. While the study contain two parts, each part have three chapters.Part one contains a brief description of the chronological development of the Palestinian urban and socio economic scene, in addition; in-depth analysis for the study area focusing on the role of the Israeli occupation that was contributed in demarcating the Palestinian scene.Otherwise, part two has analyses the drivers that have affected in the process of internal migration and urban growth. Then, the study tried to investigate the main changes that had occurred in the urban pattern through number of urban model.The study found that Ramallah area, during the past two decades, had witnessed an urban transformation process; coincide with the difference transformation in social, economic and political terms.Further more, the advent the Palestinian Authority in 1990s to Ramallah area gives the opportunity to be as an attractive point for the Palestinians over the Palestinian territory. In addition, affected adversely on the urban pattern and landscape.This thesis concludes that has revealed a leapfrog and acceleration in the process of urban growth and expansion in order to cope with and responded to the emergence of urban demands due to the internal migration.
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Mohammad Muhsen. Urban Transformations in the West Bank of Palestine, Drivers and Consequences : a case of Ramallah Area. Geography. Université d'Angers, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017ANGE0001⟩. ⟨tel-01586147⟩

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