Urban Transportation Planning Model for Long Term Refugee Camps Development: Case of Naher El Bared Camp in Lebanon

Nehme N., AlNaghi H.

Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas (GJCIE), ELECTR NETWORK, 14 - 15 August 2020, pp.101-119 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-76724-2_9
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-119
  • Keywords: Four steps model, EMME, Urban transportation planning, Transport model camp, Long term refugee camp
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper investigates the urban transportation planning framework related to long term refugee camps and their integration with the surrounding areas. The research considers the case of Naher El Bared Camp (NBC) in North Lebanon. First, the transport study for NBC before 2007 is analyzed via implementing the four steps model and performing a micro analysis using Emme regional transportation model linked with ArcGIS and Synchro software for signalized intersection traffic analysis. Then, a new transport model for the year 2030 is developed subject to several to social, economic, land use, and political constraints. This paper is the first documented study that investigates urban transportation planning for long term refugee camps in the Middle East region countries.