GIS Applications "International Community Flagship Project: Linking Gaza Strip and the West Bank through the Arc"

Posted in 2009 Papers

The paper at hand gives an overview of one of the latest plans that contemplate the building of a viable Palestinian state, by linking both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank through a boulevard-transportation system known as the Arc. The paper provides a critical view of the Arc Plan from a Palestinian planning perspective, using an in-depth mapping approach of Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing and thorough study of relevant archived research. The results of this 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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