Wadi Amman: social + environmental infrastructure

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dc.contributor.author Morton, Christopher Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-18T21:52:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-18T21:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-18T21:52:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1484
dc.description.abstract Over the past 90 years Amman’s population has increased approximately 400 times from 5,000 inhabitants to over two million (Al Rawashdeh and Bassam 2006). As Amman’s population grows, so does their demand for clean water. The climate of Amman has produced only an average 595.5 mm (24.5 in) of rain per year from 1976 – 2005 (Jordan Meteorological Department, 2009). In addition to the need for more water, Amman is also confronted with congested traffic, deteriorating air quality and lack of public open space. Implementation of green or sustainable infrastructure in new urban development projects will aid in supporting the projected growth of Jordan’s capital city. Living machines, ephemeral water features and eco-roofs are ways of improving water quality. The flat roofs of old and new Amman architecture create opportunities for the implementation of eco-roofs with minimal amounts of effort. Ephemeral water features within open space creates a dynamic environment throughout the year. Landscaped parks and plazas will be a fusion of the rich history, culture, and place contributing to the city’s movement towards sustainability. Further study of the interaction between green infrastructure and pedestrian experience in Amman will determine what is possible in future urban development projects. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Wadi Amman en
dc.title Wadi Amman: social + environmental infrastructure en
dc.type Report en
dc.description.degree Master of Landscape Architecture en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en
dc.description.advisor Timothy D. Keane en
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en

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