Name Salem A. Thawaba
Date of birth 30 May 1967
Address 1175 W. Leroy Pond Dr. # 273
Fayetteville, AR. 72701
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
(Institutional Capacity Building/ Norwegian Project)
Tel : 972+2+2961860/1
Recently PhD student in Environmental Dynamics (ENDY).
University of Arkansas
1996-98 Master degree in Regional planning and Urbanism
Oslo School of Architecture.(Thesis “landscape capacity
for absorbing urban development in Tulkarem”).
1985-1994 Architectural Engineering
Beir Zeit University
1994 GDS (GIS. software) Coordinator, in the Jordanian company CCS
(Computer and Communication System Company)
1995 Engineering office (Architecture and structural office)
(Design and implementation of engineering - residential and
1996 Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
As Planner (Department of rural development)
1998 Working in Habash consulting engineering office/Ramallah as
Academic and Professional Experience:
Under Graduate: Basic Sciences, Architectural History, Theories in Regional
Planning, Theory of Urban Planning, Concrete Design, Lighting
and Acoustics, Theory of Modern Architecture, Building
Construction, Architecture in Palestine, Design of Public and
Commercial Buildings, Landscape Architecture, Design of
Industrial Buildings, Health Engineering, Housing and Building
Graduate: Basic Planning Procedures, Regional Analysis, Evaluation in
Planning, History of Urbanism, Theory of Urban Design, Urban
Planning, GIS, Structure Urban Analysis, Urban Land-use
Panning, Transportation Planning, The social Aspects of
Planning, Planning in Low and Middle income Countries, Urban
Reconstruction, Environmental Planning, Landscape Analysis,
Urban Green Structure, Principals in Planning Sustainability,
Cultural Heritage and Preservation, Planning Law and Regulation,
1996 (Arc View Course by ESRI) at the Ministry of Planning
1997 (Planning Theory course) at the Ministry of Planning
1997 (Landscape training course) at the Ministry
1998 (Arc View advanced training by ESRI) at MOPIC
1998 (Arc Info Advanced training ) at MOPIC
1998 (Corel Draw) at MOPIC
1999 Monitoring and Evaluation course (MOPIC)
Duties at the Ministry:
-Landscape Assessment for the whole West Bank.
-Urban and Rural Studies ( collecting and analyzing data)
- I was a member in the GIS team working on producing maps
related to the studies being done to produce the regional plan.
-Preparing the Green structure map for the West Bank
-I was one of the team dealt with the regional plan for the
- I was one of the team dealt with the Emergency Protection Plan
for the West Bank.
-I was a coordinator for the Palestinian Development Plan (PDP)
for the years 1998-2000.
-I was working as a coordinator for the productive sector in the
“Projects Directorate” at the Ministry, dealing with the projects
submitted from the beneficiaries to the donors, monitoring,
evaluation and frame settings “terms of reference’ for the projects.
- Team coordinator “ Landscape Assessment of The West Bank
Governorates”, Ministry of Planning and International
- Member of a team working and publishing the “ Emergency
Natural Resource Protection Plan for Palestine – Endangered
Cultural Heritage Sites in the West Bank Governorates”.
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. 1998.
- Member of a team working and publishing the “Emergency
Natural Resources Protection Plan for Palestine – West Bank
Governorates”. Ministry of Planning and International
- A paper entitled “Landscape Capacity for Absorbing Urban
Development and Character of Townscape in Tulkarem” which
was introduced into a workshop held at Tulkarem Municipality
in September 1998.
Arabic Mother tongue