Shadi Sami Ghadban

Shadi Sami Ghadban
Birzeit University · Department of Architectural Engineering

PhD in Architecture

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Publications (17)
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Al-Manarah Square in the twin cities of Ramallah and Al-Bireh, Palestine, is one example of modern urbanisation in a Palestinian context. During the twentieth century, the area was transformed from a dirty road that connected the two towns of Ramallah and Al-Bireh to a central space that evocated the major urban restructuring and transformations of...
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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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Huge numbers of leftover and ignored spaces emerged in cities after the fast growth and urban development in the last decades that negatively affect the overall cities environment and the quality of cities open spaces in developed and developing countries, yet they offer great opportunity to enhance the quality of the urban spaces. In Palestine, th...
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Huge numbers of leftover and ignored spaces emerged in cities after the fast growth and urban development in the last decades that negatively affect the overall cities environment and the quality of cities open spaces in developed and developing countries, yet they offer great opportunity to enhance the quality of the urban spaces. In Palestine, th...
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This paper aims to discuss the case of an existing architectural feature in the Palestinian environment: the Palestinian dry-stone structures within the larger framework of the historical development of the cultural landscape across Palestine. The current status of these structures is quite alarming, due to several factors, mainly the rapid moderni...
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This study aims to examine the housing cooperative practices employed in the Palestinian territories in the second half of the twentieth century and across diverse socio-political circumstances. This approach has been implemented to fulfil the housing needs of Palestinian society. Tracing this movement reveals an intensification of the housing coop...
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This study aims to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) techniques as a tool to develop an interactive environment for cultural heritage sites in Palestine; these sites have their own specificproblems and challenges, which have significantly affected most of the existing sites andcause their continuous deterioration. The virtual replicas of these sites a...
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Al-Tireh quarter and ‘Ain Qinia village on the fringes of the city of Ramallah, Palestine contains a remarkable variety of watchtower structures that are still standing within their landscape environment. In this research project we documented 167 watchtowers distributed on an area of some 3,000 dunums (one dunum is 1000m). Their deteriorating stat...
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The aim of the research covered in this paper is to study the current practice applied to the repair of stonework in the historic buildings of Palestine, with a focus on this practice within the boundaries of the Old City of Jerusalem. The repair process requires the existing condition of the stones to be identified along with the causes of their d...
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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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This study describes the situation of engineering colleges in Palestine (i.e. Palestinian Territories occupied by Israel since 1967). It presents data relating to the gradual progress of engineering education from 1980 to 1996, and discusses the main objectives (general and specific) set for engineering education at the time of its establishment. F...

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