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EMERGING PUBLIC SPACES (Jordan)

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EMERGING PUBLIC SPACES (Jordan)

To gather suggestions for the introduction of public spaces the Zaa’tari camp, a senior Urban Development Manager and three students from Wageningen University & Research and Technical University Delft worked with the back office in the Netherlands, UN organisations and NGOs.

One of the public spaces in the camp to address the lack of free accessible public spaces

Introducing public spaces in a refugee camp

The framework was presented at e Netherlands Embassy in Amman and in the camp to UNHCR, UNICEF, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and other NGOs, and builds on the natural conditions of the site, structures, shelter and investments, as well as existing social structures.

This simple intervention contributes to the improvement of the liveability in the camp as well as social cohesion.

Development of public space in camp The results
  • Freely accessible urban spaces.
  • A slow traffic route or Health Loop for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • A shady and green central park.
  • Upgrading the camp’s Souk – including food courts and plazas where women and children can relax and chat.
Team members
  • Ronald van Warmerdam SENIOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
  • Baker al-Hiyari, Hamzah Abaza VNG INTERNATIONAL AMMAN
  • Anne-Lies Risseeuw, Boudewijn Cnossen, VNG INTERNATIONAL THE HAGUE
  • Dirkje Bazuin, Linda Matser TU DELFT
  • Hedzer Roodenburg Vermaat WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
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