Analysis of Urban Trends and Land Use Changes in the Gaza Strip between 2001 – 2005

Posted in 2006 Publications

The book focuses on urbanization and its physical impact upon all of the Gaza Strip Governorates (i.e. North Gaza, Gaza, Deir al Balah, Khan Yunis and Rafah).  It gives an introduction about the demography and Israeli colonization in the Gaza strip, then moves to talks about the spatial analysis of urban growth trends at macro scale. In addition, the book includes a chapter about future direction of urban growth (development) analysis and perspectives, and another on the Gaza Strip disengagement plan.  The book also has an Arabic summary of all chapters at the end.
It’s important to mention that the study done and included in the book was conducted at a time when Palestinian movement around the Occupied Territories was heavily restricted by the Israeli military, during the fifth year of the Second Intifada which erupted in September 2000.

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