Manal al bishawi

Manal al bishawi
Birzeit University · Department of Architectural Engineering

PhD in Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture

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Manal al bishawi is an associate professor in architecture & spatial planning at the Department of Architectural Engineering and Spatial Planning at Birzeit University, Palestine. She participated in several local and international workshops and conferences. She worked as a consultant for governmental and non-governmental institutions in planning and architecture from gender perspective. Her academic and research activities are oriented towards architecture and urban planning in relation to

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This study focuses on the relationship between gender, students’ needs and the physical form of schoolyards. It investigates whether and how the needs of both male and female students influence the physical form of schoolyards in Palestine, as a Middle Eastern country. The aim is to develop a better theoretical understanding of the relationship bet...
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This paper aims to contextualize the flourmill for the reader and situate its specific typology in time and space. Based on archival research, local narratives, and memories, a reconstruction of the birth, life, and death of the mill will restore its image for the reader, articulate the urban and cultural transformations of Nablus, and reflect on t...
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The aim of this study is to investigate women's community participation in urban planning practices in Palestine. The focus will be on investigating women's participation level in both inductive and voluntary public participation in addition to obstacles that restrict women's effective participation in urban planning practices. Theories concerning...
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This chapter is based on a research work about how women’s specific needs, particularly privacy, are considered in the design of cities and urban planning practices in the Middle Eastern cities, where culture plays a critical role in driving women behaviors. Palestine, as being a Middle Eastern country, will be presented as a case study to provide...
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The aim of this paper is to study how women’s privacy needs are met through the physical form of public spaces in both old and new urban designs, using as a case study the city of Nablus, Palestine, which has been significantly influenced by the culture of gender separation. The findings will help develop a better understanding of the relationship...
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This paper investigates the relationships among socioeconomic changes, physical space and social behaviour, particularly with respect to how they are simultaneously influenced by each other in traditional neighbourhoods and how their interaction within the same context is important for the design and development of the built environment, particular...
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This paper suggests a methodological approach for reading and analyzing urban open spaces, based on the concept of behavioral setting, which deals with individuals and their behavior as a tool for reading the urban open space. The behavioral setting is defined as the smallest living entity in the physical environment and has three main components:...

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