Rejuvenating Palestine: Revitalization of Historic Centers; A Tool for Economic Development


Suad Amiry is an architect and a writer. She is the Founding Director of Riwaq: Centre of Architectural Conservation, Ramallah Palestine which endeavors to protect and develop the architectural heritage in Palestine. Prof. Amiry has taught at the Department of architecture at Birziet University and the University of Jordan. She is currently the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Birziet University. Amiry is the author of "Sharon and My Mother in Law" (Random House) which has been translated into 17 languages and won her the prestigious Italian literary Prize "Viareggio" in 2004. She is also the author of a number of architectural publications. Amiry also has a political history she was the only female member to the Palestinian Delegation to the Washington Peace Talks between Palestine and Israel 1991-1993.


Rehabilitation of Historic Centers as tool for Economic Development
Work Done by RIWAQ: Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah Palestine

16 February 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM