Rebekka Keuss is a specialist in cities of the Global South. As an urban anthropologist, she moves between ethnography, urban design, architecture, and planning and promotes the idea that it is important to pay attention to a city’s specificities - because they matter. Only then, so her argument, can urban planning be linked to people’s realities. She, therefore, frequently goes on to explore the nature of urban life in various regional contexts and on a variety of urban issues and raises awareness for more participatory planning through urban advocacy and research. She is the author of the report “Public Space and Gender in Amman” (2020) and she holds a master’s degree in Urban Design.