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A Systems Approach to Understanding and Mitigating Barriers to Travel Accessibility and Well-being in the West Bank, Palestine

Abstract The conflict conditions that afflict the livelihoods of Palestinian residents living in the West Bank are embedded within the population's ability to travel more so than any other routine activity. For Palestinian residents, domestic and international travel is a process of following paths riddled with multiple barriers that are both physical and political. Past studies have done well to paint a clear picture of the harsh transportation landscape in the region. However, less attention has focused on how barriers interact to indirectly and directly affect levels of accessibility and well-being. Additionally, suggested development solutions are rarely capable of being successfully implemented given current political conditions. This ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ahmad, Omaya Heidi (Author) / Golub, Aaron (Advisor) / Aggarwal, Rimjhim (Committee member) / Saleh Sadaqa, Ahmad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Middle Eastern studies / Transportation planning / Accessibility / Palestine / Sustainability / Transformational Sustainability Research / Transportation / Well-being
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 266 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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