Urban Public Spaces in the City of Nablus and their Development Physically and Visually "An ‎Analytical Study of the Eastern Complex Area"‎

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Firas Nathmi Merweh Dwaikat
Urban Public Spaces in the City of Nablus and their Development Physically and Visually "An ‎Analytical Study of the Eastern Complex Area"‎9.2 MB

This thesis deals with the study of urban public spaces in the city of Nablus, in terms of their importance, nature, components, and their impact on public life and beauty of the city. The study aims mainly to analyze the visual and aesthetic characteristics and elements of the area of the eastern complex in the city, which was selected as a case study for its important role and the unique location within the city of Nablus. In addition, the obstacles and difficulties that adversely affect the visual and aesthetic side of the area are identified. Also, some solutions and proposals that contribute to overcome these obstacles and work to improve the aesthetic and visual character of the region and create a beautiful and distinguished character of the city of Nablus are presented. The study is based primarily on the descriptive and analytical approach, based on available data and information, as well as using a variety of research tools such as questionnaires and interviews with relevant persons. The results of the analysis showed that most of the elements of urban space in the study area are randomly distributed and ill-advised, and not commensurate with the nature of the region and its needs. Also, the results showed that there is a range of factors that have contributed to distorting the image and visual aesthetic of the region, of which the most important are advertising boards and paintings which are unregulated, indiscriminate and heavily deployed there, in addition to the plumbing systems and telephone and electricity cables. The study provided a number of recommendations which aim to develop and improve the visual and aesthetic aspects of the study area, most notably the distribution of the elements of street furniture deliberately and orderly, and in accordance with the needs of the area and its physical features, to get rid of elements that distort the visual and aesthetic appearance of the area. In addition, it recommended the development of laws and taking the necessary action to protect some of the architectural and historic features in the region. Moreover, it recommended enhancing the role of citizens in the maintenance of visual and aesthetic elements by using them correctly and not to sabotage and tampering with, abide by the laws issued by the municipality and their full implementation. Finally, the study emphasized the need to focus on public awareness by holding seminars, conferences and organizing activities and campaigns to do so.