Assessment of Public Space Efficiency in Relation to Spatial Development in Amman: Exploring Indicators to Sustainable Models of Future City Life

  •  Maram Tawil    
  •  Christa Reicher    
  •  Mais Jafari    
  •  Katrin Baeumer    


In the scene of the urban transformation processes taking place in the world nowadays, it is crucial to verify the need for sustainable change in public space in Amman. The paper aims at capturing the demands of public space in regards to the socio economic urban life in Amman. It also investigates the role of public space from the perception of the local communities and tries to find the relation between public space and the other vital layers that constitute the urban public life whether social, economic or urban regeneration. Key dimensions and success factors of best practices in Dortmund, Germany are investigated in order to shed the light on potential strategic thinking in dealing with problems in Amman. As a result, defined characters of magnets and anchor nodes in Amman were specified to make the city more readable and accessible.

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