International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Palestinian Territories | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


Urban Planning Analyses of Refugee Camps, Jabalia as Case Study-Gaza Strip, Palestine

Dr. Usama Ibrahim Badawy | Dr. Raed A.Salha | Dr. Muain Qasem Jawabrah [2] | Amjad Jarada [2] | Mohammed A.EL Hawajri


Abstract: The Gaza Strip is a tight area with more than 1.8 million inhabitants. Since the beginning of the last century, and as other Palestinian areas, Gaza Strip was subject to direct occupation. The occupation tightened laws and regulations and increased obstacles, meanwhile it established settlements in a method that besieges existing Palestinian urban areas and leads them to develop in a way that serves the occupation, particularly the security side. This research begins with background information on Palestinian refugees in Gaza, sees that camp Improvement Strategies should called for adoption of the future urban planning, increasing the accommodation capacity of the built-up area, activating the environmental resources protection laws and played down the issue of the land properties when preparing the comprehensive plans. In this study reviews options for addressing the problems faced by Palestinian refugees in Gaza, Recommendations After discussing the topic through a analyses of the Current Conditions, Land availability, Population distribution, Land requirements, Overcrowding, Public Spaces problems inside the camps, Sustainability in Gaza Strip, socio-economic situation, Unemployment problem and Population density in Jabalia Camp. The most urgent priorities in jabalia refugee camp are Renovation and expansion of shelters, improvement of the infrastructure, especially the asphalting of streets and improvement of Places and open Spaces areas inside the camps. It is necessary that such improvement should have a solid economic feature creates real job opportunities that contribute in economic development, reduce high unemployment rates in the Strip and maintain natural resources as a national asset for the coming generations.


Keywords: Land Ownership Structure, Population distribution, Overcrowding, Public Spaces


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,


Pages: 678 - 688


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