Revierparks as an integrated green network in Germany: An option for Amman?

Autoři: Maram Tawil aff001;  Yasemin Utku aff002;  Kawthar Alrayyan aff001;  Christa Reicher aff002
Působiště autorů: Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan aff001;  Department of Urban Design, Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany aff002
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article


Amman city has gone through differentiated patterns and trends of sprawl in the last few decades. It went through disorganized developments due to reasons that vary from political, geopolitical, socio-economic and others. A threat that is existent in this perspective is the sprawl of cities and urban structures and the merging of them with no respect for the cultural and social needs of the community. Development of the city of Amman should take the shape of integrated planning that contributes to sustainable development. Taking into consideration the geographic layout of Amman and the tendencies of sprawl to overrun the green areas, the focus of the paper is directed towards the fringes of Amman and the seemingly available spaces of potential. A strategic approach for an open spaces network that allows for dynamic lifestyles in Amman is suggested. It should encompass a variety of safe and attractive spaces that are well distributed throughout neighbourhoods and accessible to the communities. Success factors of the Revierparks in the Ruhr area of Germany are researched in order to highlight potential strategic thinking in dealing with problems in Amman. Accordingly, defined magnets and anchor nodes in Amman are specified make the city more readable and accessible.

Klíčová slova:

Economic development – Economics – Land use – Recreation – Urban areas – Urban ecology – Urban economics – Urban environments


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