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Presentation on the Israeli "Master" Plan for Jerusalem 2020
Jerusalem in the Future: Scenarios and Vision
Successful Jerusalem - Vision, Scenarios and Strategies
The Wall - Fragmenting the Palestinian Fabric in Jerusalem (2007)
Discrimination in the Heart of the Holy City (2006)
Herod's Gate Settlement
IPCC - People at IPCC
People at IPCC  


Dr. Rami Nasrallah – Chairman of IPCC

Dr. Nasrallah is the founder and Chairman of the International Peace and Cooperation Center (IPCC) an NGO based in East Jerusalem. Dr. Nasrallah studied Urban Planning in the TU Delft Netherlands, where he also received his Doctorate degree in this field. Between 2003-2007 he was a Research Associate with the "Conflict in Cities" project – Unirsity of Cambridge – Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Nasrallah was the director of the Orient House Special Projects Unit. He is a co-author of a number of publications; Jerusalem Urban Fabric, Cities of Collision, Successful Jerusalem, Future Scenarios for Palestine, and the Divided Cities in Transition, in which he contributed to Urban Studies and political/social transformation of the Palestinian society. Between June-September 2010 Dr. Nasrallah was a visiting Research Fellowship at the National University in Singapore, Middle East Institute.



Prof. Rassem Khamaisi - Head of IPCC Planning Team and Academic Committee

Prof. Khamaisi is town planner and lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa. Since 1998 Prof.  Khamaisi worked as a researcher and a master plan within the project of the Strategic Master Plan for East Jerusalem, which was sponsored by the International Peace and Cooperation Center (IPCC) in Jerusalem. Since 2000, he has and ed the Chair of the Academic Committee at the Center. He holds a master's degree in regional planning from the Tekhniyon / Haifa, and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem-Department of Geography. He worked on the structural plans of many Arab villages in Galilee and the Triangle. As one of the most prominent planners who have worked in the field of urban planning and social in Palestine and Israel, he has tens of literature about the spatial development of the Palestinian society and numerous studies on Jerusalem issues, refugees, and the Palestinian state future.



Prof. Omar M. Yousef – Principle of Design Studio

Prof. Yousef is a physical planner responsible for the field work of the junior planning team. At 1995 he was the co-founder of Dour engineering and planning in Jerusalem. He is a professor at Al Quds University and Academic Coordinator of the MA program on Jerusalem Studies. As a Fulbright fellow he earned his doctorate in Planning, Policy and Design from the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.




Dr. Robert D. Brooks - Senior Consultant for Publications and Research

Dr. Brooks is a researcher and chief editor of IPCC’s strategic studies series on Jerusalem. His work has focused on the economic impact of the Israeli occupation and the effect of the Wall on life in Jerusalem. Dr. Brooks received his Ph. D. in the field of communication at Cornell University, New York. He has taught at several universities, including the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin Northwestern University, And the Universitael Koeln (Germany).




Mrs. Nahed Natsheh – Program Development Officer

Ms. Natsheh is responsible for developing programms and designing new projects relevant to current and new fundraising opportunities. Ms. Natsheh received her Bachelor’s degree from Al-Quds University in Finance and Business Administration.



Mr. Sharar Barghouti – Project Coordinator

Mr. Barghouti coordinates IPCC’s civil society projects. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology From the Birzeit University.




Mr. Jihad Ashhab – Financial Manager

Mr. Ashhab oversees IPCC’s finance and accounting area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Al-Najah University.




Mrs. Fathiyeh Hotari - Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Hotari is the Administrative Assistant. She has a Diploma in secretarial and office studies from the Women Christian Association (YWCA).




Ms. Shahd Waari - Senior Project Coordinator in the Alternative Planning Department

Ms. Waari received her degree in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University and is a doctoral candidate at IU Berlin University.




Mrs. Rawan Naser Eddin – Project Coordinator at the Alternative Planning Department

Mrs. Naser Eddin performs overall coordination of planning in East Jerusalem areas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in the field of Civil Engineering from Birzeit University.



Mr. Basel Quttaineh – Project Coordinator at the Alternative Planning Department

Mr. Quttaineh coordinates activities within the framework of IPCC’s planning projects. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Birzeit University.


Mrs. May Asmar  Project Coordinator

Mrs. Al Asmar worked at Jerusalem Water Undertaking (JWU) on GIS and trained at Palestinian hydrology Group (PHG). She received her master degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from Birzeit University.



Mr. Adeeb Saleem – Director of civil society Department at Ramallah Office 

Mr. Saleem is the Director of the Civil Society program at IPCC. Mr. Saleem achieved his MA in Political Science from Heinrich Henie University in Germany and B.A in Social and Economic Development Studies from Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.  During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Saleem participated in students’ exchanges, attended leadership trainings and led a “Student Action” at his university which aimed at defending the rights of the youth participation in society. Mr. Saleem has coordinated and implemented many capacity building and training seminars and workshops for the Palestinian youth on topics including leadership and political leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution through non-violence, management and project development




Mrs. Wafa Abu Lail – Project coordinator at the Alternative Planning Department

Mrs. Wafa works on the development of outline plans in different intervention areas of IPCC. She received her Master’s degree in urban planning and design from Birzeit University.


Mr. Firas Awaida -   Media Research Coordinator  

Mr. Aweidah is responsible for monitoring Palestinian Newspaper and analytical report writing in press for Peace Project. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Media and Political Science from Birzeit University and a tourism Diploma from Notre Dame College . 



Ms. Tamara Tirhi – Project Assistant

Ms. Tirhi Provides administrative and logistic support to the Office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Minor in Marketing from Al-Quds University.


  Ms. Lama Afifi – Project Assistant

Ms. Afifi received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Minor in Marketing from Birzeit University.






Adrian Fine – Internship Programme

Mr. Fine provides GIS, design, and planning policy to a 7-week Urban Design studio that IPCC is hosting this summer. He received his Bachelor’s Degree of Art’s in Geography from Washington University and he is a Master candidate at Pennsylvania University.


Nic Baker – Internship Programme

Mr. Baker performs geographical analysis, preparing maps and graphics in both East Jerusalem and Area C projects. He received his Bachelor Degree of Design in Architecture from Minnesota University and he is a Master candidate of City Planning and Science in Historic at Preservation University.