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Amman Launches Resilience by Design University

 Two-day Resilience by Design symposium and to be held October 13-14 at the Al Hussein Cultural Center with international designers, students, academics, and city officials

As part of the Amman Design Week programme of activities, the Greater Amman Municipality, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, Rebuild by Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation are running a two-day Resilience by Design symposium and workshop in Amman at the Al Hussein Cultural Center with international designers, students, academics, and city officials to learn together and workshop some of the region’s most pressing urban challenges (transport, water & waste).

This is the fourth edition of Resilience by Design University (RBD_U). Previous editions were held at New York and San Francisco, with participation from 13 American universities. Architecture students from the University of Jordan and the German Jordanian University are taking part in the workshop in Amman on 13 & 14 October. Presented with current design challenges from the cities of Amman, Ramallah, and Byblos, and under the guidance of practitioners and academics, students will work together to prototype design interventions for complex urban issues relating to water, waste, and transportation in these cities.

Amman was named part of the 100RC network in 2014, joining cities like London, New York, Bangkok, and Mexico City – and was selected from more than 1,000 applicants globally.

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