CONFERENCE: The Middle East’s New Urban Landscape: Inclusive Planning or Democratic Deficit, Amman, Jordan. 12.-13.03.12

Columbia University Middle East Research Center
5 Moh’d Al Sa’d Al-Batayneh St. – King Hussein Park
Amman, Jordan

12-13 March, 2012

An interdisciplinary panel of invited scholars will present their findings
on public participation in Middle East urban planning. We welcome you to
attend and participate in the discussions.

Through the book workshop, contributors will be encouraged to address most
of the three themes of the workshop: to build on and contribute to
theoretical concepts in urban planning and political science on the issues
of democratic and inclusive urban planning in the Middle East; to propose
new methodological approaches to the study of Middle East cities
drawn from urban planning, urban geography, political science and Middle
Eastern studies; and to provide innovative empirical studies of Middle
Eastern cities, with a preference given to Amman, Cairo, and Beirut.

Luna Khirfan
Assistant Professor
School of Planning, EV-3 office #3257
Faculty of Environment
The University of Waterloo