“ Transformation of Urban Morphology of the Palestinian urban character: The Case of Qaffin, North of the West Bank
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The paper develops a theoretical framework that addresses the transformation of Urban Morphology in Palestine, the Northern towns of the West Bank borderline with Israel- Qaffin as a case study. It traces the socio-economic changes that have occurred in the urban form of Qaffin during the period1948-2020 because of the fierce political struggle. These changes have been the determining factor for the new urban landscape of Qaffin. The town has evolved from its indigenous rural landscape origins into a new morphed fragmented town. Two research methods were used; qualitative and quantitative to address the transformation: analytical and historical. Analysis has shown how the Israeli occupation and physical dissection of the Borderline towns have forced a change in the occupational life of the town, driving people into the labor market in the neighbouring Arab towns in Israel that played role in changing the character of the urban morphology of the town.

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The 5th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism ICCAUA2022
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May 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022
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