The escalating urbanization worldwide, and the rapid development of the urban residential neighborhoods in Palestine, has motivated research to plan strategically for these neighborhoods, which form key components of the development of cities and their suburbs. This paper aims to prepare an overall framework for neighborhood strategic planning in Palestine.
This research benefited from the international experiences in strategic planning and applied the general principles of the process to the case study of Al-Reehan Neighborhood, in Ramallah, after careful adaptation. Strategic analysis of the current conditions of the pilot case was made first, considering SWOT analysis approach through conducting brainstorming sessions with the residents. This analysis was made in order to formulate the strategic framework that focuses on the residents priorities.
The strategic framework included suggested strategies and actions to achieve desired goals. The outcome of the strategic planning process for neighborhoods imply determining the main elements of the strategic plan, and includes the vision, mission, goals, strategies, and actions, in addition to the preparation for implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as updating processes.