Got Bs.C in Architectural Engineering from Birzeit University in 1994. Worked as a planner at the Ministry of Planning and International cooperation for five years, got MA in Regional planning and urbanism from Oslo School of Architecture (Oslo, Norway) in 1998 with a thesis “Landscape Capacity for Absorbing Urban Development in Tulkarem”. Then Joined University of Arkansas, USA to gain Ph.D in Environmental Dynamics with a dissertation entitled “Integrating Perception Analysis and Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology in Urban Planning, City Growth and Modeling”. Recently teaching at the Architectural Engineering department as an assistant professor. Field of interest is urban planning mainly settlement growth patterns and GIS application in urban issues.