Distribution and Planning of Green Spaces in Nablus City "An Analytical Study of the Eastern District of the City

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Ali Abdelhamid/supervisor
Dr. Iman Amad/co-supervisor
Dr. Samar El-Nather/External Examiner
Dr. Khayree Mer'ee/Internal Examiner
Dr. Ali Abdelhamid
Dr. Iman Amad
Azzam Issam Ezzat Al-Masri
This study aimed to search in the distribution and planning of green spaces in the city of Nablus through the diagnosis and analysis of the reality of these spaces, focusing on the eastern district of the city, which suffers from a lack of green spaces and their random distribution. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher designed and used a questionnaire, which was developed by reference and build on some previous studies relevant to the subject of the thesis. The study relied on the descriptive and analytical research methods to assess the green spaces in the city of Nablus in general and the eastern district in particular, depending on the information and data available from various sources, as well as interviews with stakeholders, in addition to analyzing the results of questionnaire which was distributed to a representative sample of the beneficiaries of these spaces in the district (population, shopkeepers and crafts, school students and university colleges, visitors). The results showed that the east district of the city of Nablus has many unused open spaces, and that the area suffers from a lack of green areas (public parks and spaces) despite being the main eastern entrance of the city and includes a large number of population and educational, trade and craft activities. The study recommended that the municipality of Nablus, as a responsible for the planning and organization of the city, takes into consideration the appropriate distribution of green areas in the eastern district and the provision of recreational places suitable for population growth and take into account the needs of children and their interests, as well as the exploitation of neglected space in the area and increase plantation, especially in the industrial area that suffers a sharp lack and a clear imbalance in the distribution of services and places of entertainment, or planted sidewalks and islands of the streets and public squares. Finally, the study emphasized the need for concerted efforts at the level of public and societal institutions to raise public awareness and promote the citizens' participation in conservation of green areas and spaces in the city of Nablus in general and the eastern district in particular.
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