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A New Chapter in the Israeli Colonial Project: Jerusalem District Master-plan '08

Posted in 2009 Papers

This brief provides scrupulous analyses of one of the latest chapters of the prolonged Israeli colonial project in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The analyses provide a critical view from a Palestinian planning perspective, using an in-depth mapping approach of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, as well as a thorough study of relevant archived research. To provide a context, the scene-setting prelude of this brief will cover the delineation of de facto Israeli administrative changes of the Jerusalem city boundaries from the 1947 “Corpus Seperatum” through the 1967 “new municipal boundaries” that 10 folded the original size of the city, ending with the 2005 “Jerusalem 2020 Master-plan” and the 2008 “Jerusalem District Master-plan”. The brief will, also shed light on the “shadow” or “silent” urban research in the Israeli’s colonial project that antitheses the sustainable development of civilian city of Jerusalem. The results of this brief-study show the negative impacts of favoring political tendencies over rational social, economical, and environmental ones that usually leads to sustainable solutions.

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