Master Planning IN area c

Wednesday, July 22 @ 1:00 PM EST

A meeting DURING WHICH WE WILL LEARN ABOUT the current status of planning palestinian communities in Area C and implications on US foreign policy

The current planning regime in the rural part of the West Bank makes it almost impossible for Palestinians living there to carry out any planned development. Because the Israeli Civil Administration oversees the planning and permitting process within Area C, building permits are rarely issued and thus, entire villages are often threatened by demolition order. We are inviting UN Habitat, along with Israeli and Palestinian planning and design groups, to share their knowledge of the impacts the occupation has on planning rights in Area C, and what the US can do about it. 

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Our Speakers:

Ahmad El-Atrash has a PhD in Spatial Planning from TU-Dortmund University, Germany. He is a project manager and senior urban planner at the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) in Palestine. He has solid experience and interest in issues related to geo-political & strategic planning, governance reform, and sustainable development within the Palestinian context. He could be reached on:   

Dr. Rassem Khamaisi is a Prof. in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa. He is a Urban and Regional planner and Geographer, specializing in urban and rural geography. A strong focus of his efforts is towards geography and planning among the Arabs in Israel and the Palestinians in the Palestinians territory and Jerusalem, the beside concentration on public administration and public participation and urban management.