Mohammad Kittaneh, M.A.

Mohammad Kittaneh

Department of Geography

Human Geography

Workgroup Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann

PhD Candidate

Address Malterstr. 74-100
Room K 081
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 70207
Fax (+49 30) 838 - 4 70207
Email mohammad.kittaneh@fu-berlin.de

Short Biography

since October 2012

Ph.D. student at the Center for Development Studies (ZELF) at Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the PalTel Group and Birzeit University – Palestine

Title: Study of Urban Encroachment: Impact on Environment and Agricultural Land in Ramallah and Al-Bireh Cities

July 2010-Sept. 2012

Teacher in Geography Department, Birzeit University - Palestine

March 2008-Jan. 2011

Lab Technician (GIS and Remote Sensing), and Computer Technician, Birzeit University – Palestine

March 2007-Dec.2009

Master in Geography - Birzeit University - Palestine

Febr.2007-Febr.2008

Maps and Aerialphotographsanalyst - SKYMAP for Aerial Photo Geometry – Ramallah, Palestine

Febr.2007-July 2007

Teacher Assistant (GIS), Geography Department, Birzeit University – Palestine

Sept.2000-July 2004

Bachelor in Geography - Birzeit University - Palestine

Research Topics

  • Urbanization and Environment
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Using Technology in geographical studies
  • Policies and development in developing countries
  • Regional focus: West Bank, Palestine

 

Research Projekts

  • Trends of Palestinian Hospitality and Tourism: 1995-2008. (Co-Author).

  • Removing the Trees and Cultivating the Stones in Ramallah and Al Bireh Cities.

 

Conferences and Workshops

  • Water rights in Palestine (Jericho Case study): partnership to build capacity for integrated and international water resources management -  a workshop that was made successful due to much collaboration with The American Commerce in Jordan (AmCham Jordan), The Global Engineering Program (GEP) at Purdue University, and Al Balqa Applied University. (March 15th – 16th, 2010).

  • Desertification In Eastern slopes of central Palestinian mountains utilizing GIS and Remote Sensing. The Tenth Workshop of lower-Jordan Valley Basin Research Project, October 6th – 9th 2008. Amman, Jordan. (Partner).

  • Urban Encroachment on Agricultural Land in Ramallah and Al Bireh Cities using GIS. The Ninth Workshop of lower-Jordan Valley Basin Research Project, September 24-27 2007. Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine.

Publication

  • Study Urban Encroachment in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities using Geographic Information system (GIS) and Remote sensing (RS). (In Arabic), Journal of the Arab Geographer, 2009.