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Samih Abid

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Albania
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1947
  • Age: 74
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Born in Al-Bireh in 1947; BSc in Urban Planning and Architecture, Al-Azhar University, Cairo (1970); received an award by Al-Ahram newspaper for his project ‘Re-planning the Old City of Jerusalem,' Cairo, June 1970; continued his studies and earned an MA in Urban Design from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA (1973); worked as a community planner at the State Dept. of Transportation in Raleigh from 1974-76; Assistant Director, Central Planning Dept., Ramallah from 1976-80; received a PhD in Regional Planning from Liverpool University, UK, in 1987; lectured in Architecture at Birzeit University from 1987-92; Director of the Engineering Center for Planning and Design, Ramallah, from 1992-93; Head of the Architecture Dept., Birzeit University, and team advisor for PECDAR, 1993-94; team leader for the Infrastructure Group (a Palestinian expert team assisting the World Bank mission in Palestine) from 1994-95; PA Deputy Minister of Planning since 1995 (until after the Jan. 2006 PLC elections) ; Board of Trustees member of the Arab Studies Society; member of the Council of Higher Education; member of the Higher Planning Committee; member of the Palestinian negotiation team to the Camp David (July 2000) and Taba (Jan. 2001) talks; supervised numerous projects and studies; author of Palestinian Diseur: The Role of the Third Party (2004).

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