Jordan

Urban Resilience in Jordan: Shocks, Stressors and Pointers for Moving Forward

By |2021-06-10T10:09:40+02:00June 10th 2021|Governance & Finance, , , |

Climate change and urban growth, political tensions and a global pandemic on top – how can cities respond and take action towards a more sustainable future? Dr Deyala Tarawneh offers insights from Amman.

Making Amman’s Public Spaces More Gender-Inclusive For Both Women and Men

By |2021-06-03T08:11:48+02:00June 3rd 2021|Youth & Gender, , , |

Rahel Hermann and Rebekka Keuss argue that we need to know more about the specific lived experiences of women and men within a city to make cities more gender-inclusive.

Jordan Needs More Innovative Solutions for its Transport Woes

By |2021-05-25T09:19:52+02:00May 25th 2021|Smart & Digital Development, Urban Mobility, , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

How the Lack of Public Transport is Keeping Women in Jordan at Home

By |2021-07-14T09:36:52+02:00May 20th 2021|Decent Work, Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender, , , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

Jordan’s Swelling Cities: No More Time for Procrastination!

By |2021-05-12T11:19:00+02:00May 12th 2021|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Challenges to residents, resources, and the environment alike: Mohammad Asfour shares his observations on Jordan's rapid urbanisation.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Jordan

By |2021-11-04T12:25:07+01:00May 6th 2021|Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

URBANET's latest country series focuses on Jordan, and as always, we start the series with a collection of infographics! Learn more about urban development in a country where urbanisation has been a powerful factor for more than 30 years.

Equal Access for All in Amman, Jordan

By |2021-04-22T08:15:36+02:00April 22nd 2021|Decent Work, Urban Health, , , |

Amman's infrastructure is not accessible to everyone. This has far-reaching consequences for people with disabilities – their everyday lives, their education, and their employment. Asia Yaghi analyses challenges and options.

Urban Micro-Lungs: Mini-Forests for Climate, Biodiversity & Wellbeing

By |2020-12-22T09:50:51+01:00December 22nd 2020|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health, , , |

Cities have become the main culprit behind environmental degradation. Yet, what if urbanisation was a restorative act of the land, no longer synonymous with ecosystem destruction? Deema Assaf highlights how mini-forests have taken root in urban areas, with the potential of rejuvenating local ecology at an unprecedented speed.

Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2020-06-22T12:26:26+02:00December 18th 2018|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , , |

Living as a refugee is difficult, and often aggravated by not being able to work and earn money in your host country. In Southern Jordan, refugees and locals take part in urban regeneration efforts.

New approaches for pressing challenges

By |2021-02-22T13:33:16+01:00August 8th 2017|Governance & Finance, , , , , , |

Most people who are fleeing the war in Syria find shelter in the neighbouring countries. Their host communities are facing the challenge of providing services to a growing population, especially concerning water and energy supply and waste management. A partnership programme makes it possible for municipalities to exchange knowledge and jointly work on solutions.

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