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dc.contributor.authorThawaba, Salemen_US
dc.contributor.authorNatour, Miranen_US
dc.description.abstractConventional masterplanning (Euclidean) proved to be a failure in the case of Ramallah. The planning process for Ramallah city could not cope with the rapid urban growth in a sustainable way. Ramallah faces increasing urban sprawl, scattered neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the city and vehicular congestion. This study introduces a new approach within the complex context of geopolitical constraints and obsolete planning regulations through rethinking masterplanning. In this study, spatial, statistical, sectorial and temporal analyses of the past masterplans were conducted. The proposed urban planning approach/scheme focuses on urban growth in a well-connected city centre, enforcing new sub-centres, endorses qualities of compactness, transport-oriented, walkable, pedestrian/bicycle-friendly, and above all encourages mixed land use development. Ultimately the aim is to create polycentricity in Ramallah that will embrace three self-sufficient sub-centres in addition to the central business district (CBD).en_US
dc.publisherJournal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal,en_US
dc.subjectsprawl - Ramallah - Palestineen_US
dc.subjectCities and towns - Growth - Ramallah - Palestineen_US
dc.subjectCity planning - Palestineen_US
dc.subjectGrowth management - Ramallah - Palestineen_US
dc.subjectMixed-use developments - Ramallah - Palestineen_US
dc.titleRethinking masterplanning: a case study of Ramallah city, Palestineen_US
newfileds.departmentEngineering and Technologyen_US
newfileds.thesis-progUrban Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
newfileds.general-subjectEngineering and Technology | الهندسة والتكنولوجياen_US
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