Planning policies of industrial zones under the urban development of Nablus city

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Khalid F. Qamhiya/supervisor
Dr. Aziz S. Duwaik/co-suprvisor
Dr. Ahmad Egrayeb/external examiner
Dr. Ali Abdel Hameed/internal examiner
Dr. Khalid F. Qamhiya/supervisor
Dr. Aziz S. Duwaik/co-suprvisor
Mohammad Amjad" A. Sayeh
Good planning and development of industrial areas, are a major key element for the development of the industry and good support for national economic growth and has positive repercussions on urban, aesthetic and political aspects. This study deals with the reality of industrial zones in the Nablus city and policies to determine location and development of factories and industrial zones. Methodology of this was mainly based on descriptive, analytical and deductive approaches. Collecting necessary data by using scientific research tools such as questionnaire and interviews, as well as conducting site visits to factories in various parts of the city. The main objective of this study was to identify the necessary factors of planning, development and policies in industrial zones of Nablus city and to determine the obstacles faced by the planners. The study results showed that the prevalence of non-disciplined forms of industrial zones, overshadows negative effects on the population and urbanization, as well as the employers and the national economy, and the most important problems and obstacles that prevented organizing these industrial area in a specific development areas, along with the Israeli occupation and its policy actions to destroy the Palestinian national economy, is the absence of clear strategies in the official institutions for the development of industrial zones, as well as poor communication between these institutions and employers. The study recommends the need to localize industries thoughtfully and develop a clear plan for the development of handcraft regions east of the city industrial area, and to strengthen infrastructure, and to create a green belt between these areas and populated areas. In addition to the need of conducting dialogue sessions with the residents and employers of industrial zones. The study also recommends to create a zone or an industrial city for larger scale Industries outside the city boarders, and to evacuate the western industrial zone (Temporary) from factories of negative impact on the city and its environment and to preserve the old town as a tourist location free from industrial facilities.
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