The Arc: Building A Palestinian State

Developed by RAND and Suisman, this widely acclaimed vision and strategy would help a prospective Palestinian state emerge, and succeed

The RAND Corporation, in partnership with Suisman Urban Design, has published the most comprehensive recommendations ever developed for the creation of a new Palestinian state, including a landmark proposal for a new national transportation and infrastructure corridor called the Arc. Doug Suisman is the lead author of the book, entitled, “The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State”. The Arc is a vision for an integrated interurban rail and infrastructure line linking the West Bank and Gaza. It connects existing Palestinian urban centers with a series of new development areas along the rail line, providing a framework for significant population growth.

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