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  • Exploring Public Space through Users' Behavior » CSBE
    Public Space through Users Behavior A study carried out by the Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE in the summer of 2011 This study is also available in Arabic هذه الدراسة متوفرة أيضا باللغة العربية This study is also available in Arabic هذه الدراسة متوفرة أيضا باللغة العربية This CSBE study on public spaces in Amman concentrated on three streets that the Greater Amman Municipality rehabilitated to facilitate pedestrian activity Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman Wakalat Street in Sweifieh and Culture Avenue in Shmeisani The aim of the study is to observe the behavioral patterns of users of public spaces to find out if these spaces are functioning successfully to explore how well they are maintained and to convey information about them to decision makers The study of the three streets concentrated on how the public uses them Visits were carried out at various times of the day and various days of the week during the summer period when they are at their busiest The streets and the activities taking place in them were documented through photographs and drawings and interviews were carried out with the people visiting them The methodology for the study was developed by

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/exploring-public-space-through-users-behavior/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Graywater Reuse Project » CSBE
    that the domestic graywater resource could amount to as much as 35 of the total domestic demand The project was initiated in September 2002 and will continue until June 2004 The project will consist of several components It will examine existing applications of graywater reuse in other countries and evaluate their technical social and economic feasibility Also it will investigate the social economic climatic and other environmental factors that may have a bearing on the implementation of graywater reuse systems in Jordan and will develop in conjunction with Jordanian professionals graywater solutions suited to the particular context of Jordan The results will allow CSBE to provide technical advice that would support the implementation of a number of graywater reuse systems and schemes in both urban and rural areas in Jordan The project also will include the dissemination of practical information on graywater reuse to developers construction professionals and the interested public through printed materials and through the CSBE web site Click here to view photographs of and information on a simple graywater demonstration filtering unit for low water use houses which CSBE has developed and is currently testing CSBE would like to thank Richard G Brittain Assistant Research Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Val L Little Manager of the Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona for the invaluable help and support they have provided for this project Also special thanks are due to Mr Shuja al Asad for his invaluable help in editing the Arabic language publications for the project on a pro bono basis Project team Deema Aburizik Research and Coordination Officer from October 2003 Mohammad al Asad Director Saja Jardaneh Financial Officer Rana Khalidi Researcher up to June 2003 Nourhan Kurdi Research and Coordination Officer up to September 2003

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/graywater-reuse-project/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Public Lectures » CSBE
    encourages readers to provide questions and comments For additional information concerning the publishing of the public lectures please see the CSBE E publishing program Schedule of public lectures during the 2013 2014 season October 19 2014 Against but in the Stream Emre Arolat Founding partner of EAA Emre Arolat Architects Istanbul Turkey Schedule of public lectures during the 2012 2013 season September 30 2013 Three Architects Three Themes Presentations by Shahira Fahmy the founder of Shahira Fahmy Architects Bernard Khoury the founder of the architectural office DW5 Bernard Khoury and Murat Tabanlıoğlu the co founder of Tabanlıoğlu Architects Schedule of public lectures during the 2011 2012 season October 2 2012 The Aga Khan Award for Architecture New Challenges and Directions Farrokh Derakhshani Director The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Schedule of public lectures during the 2010 2011 season October 11 2011 Binding of Architecture and Engineering Hanif Kara Structural engineer and the Pierce Anderson Lecturer in Creative Engineering at Harvard University s Graduate School of Design Schedule of public lectures during the 2009 2010 season June 14 2010 A Tucson Rainwater Harvesting Odyssey 1980 Ongoing Richard Brittain Assistant Research Professor School of Architecture University of Arizona Tucson Schedule of public lectures during the 2008 2009 season October 8 2008 The Forms of Public Spaces in Historic Cairo and Its Current Transformation Tareq al Murri Conservation Architect Diwan Architecture Patrimoine Egypt Schedule of public lectures during the 2007 2008 season April 2 2008 Urban Art and the Dream of Cities Nadim Karam Architect urban artist painter and sculptor December 11 2007 The Politics of Urban Planning Beirut Cairo via Amman Robert Saliba Associate professor at the American University of Beirut November 11 2007 Public Space Public Sphere A Tale of Two Cities Amman Beirut Rami Daher Conservation Architect Urban designer university

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/public-lectures/ (2016-02-13)
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  • The Omrania l CSBE Student Award » CSBE
    architecture in the Arab world and at encouraging students in its schools of architecture to excel in their design performance Submitted projects Since its first cycle the Award has received a total of 649 submissions from universities from fifteen Arab countries Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria and the United Arab Emirates Jury members The submitted projects for each cycle of the Award were assessed by three jury members The Award so far has included 21 jury members Click here to view the list of the Award jury members Winning projects A total of 37 winning projects have been awarded since the Award was established The winners are from thirteen universities from seven Arab countries These are the American University of Beirut the Lebanese American University and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts from Lebanon the University of Jordan the Jordan University of Science and Technology Petra University and Al al Bayt University from Jordan the American University in Cairo from Egypt the American University of Sharjah from the United Arab Emirates King Saud University from Saudi Arabia and al Najah National University and Birzeit University from Palestine Seven honourable mentions have also been given throughout the Award s seven cycles Excluding the Award s first cycle which was limited to Jordanian universities the highest number of winning projects were from the American University of Beirut with nine winners from the last six cycles This was followed by the American University of Sharjah with six winners the American University in Cairo the University of Jordan and the Jordan University for Science and Technology with three winners each Petra University and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts with two winners each and the Lebanese American University Al al Bayt University King Saud

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/the-omrania-l-csbe-student-award/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Water Conserving Landscapes » CSBE
    Conserving Landscapes I The Water Efficiency for Public Information and Action Project WEPIA Water Conserving Landscapes II The Instituting Water Demand Management in Jordan Project IDARA Remembering Ali Maher Other Projects Activities Water Conserving Landscapes Project on Water Conserving Landscapes The CSBE project on water conserving landscapes was primarily funded by the United States Agency for International Development USAID in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation The CSBE project on water conserving landscapes is concerned with the development of aesthetically pleasing landscapes that also conserve the use of water Such aims can be achieved through a variety of means which include using native and drought tolerant vegetation making maximum use of rainfall runoff and incorporating hard covered ground surfaces consisting of materials such as pebbles stone brick and concrete in landscape designs rather than relying exclusively on surfaces covered with vegetation Considering Jordan s scarce water resources implementing the principles and practices necessary for the creation of water conserving landscapes is of paramount importance However such principles and practices are not widespread in Jordan and this project therefore aimed at disseminating and promoting them in the country Consequently this project hopefully will contribute to developing on a wide

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/water-conserving-landscapes/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Remembering Ali Maher » CSBE
    Landscapes Remembering Ali Maher Other Projects Activities Remembering Ali Maher Remembering Ali Maher Also Available in Arabic To commemorate and honor the late Jordanian architect and artist Ali Maher 1956 2013 The Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE has started a Tumblr and a Facebook page to share experiences and memories about Ali You can share your memories by submitting them on the following blog http rememberingalimaher tumblr com or Facebook page https www facebook com pages ذكريات مع علي ماهر Remembering Ali Maher 157025157824073 ref stream Ali Maher was born in Amman Jordan in 1956 He studied Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute graduating in 1984 At various stages of his career he worked as a design consultant owned a private architectural office and founded a studio for animation and industrial design He also taught design and drawing at the University of Jordan Petra University Balqa Applied University and the German Jordanian University Moreover he served for more than ten years as the director of Darat al Funun the Amman based non profit organization promoting modern art At the time of his death on June 11 2013 he was a commissioner for the Royal Film Commission

    Original URL path: http://www.csbe.org/activities/remembering-ali-maher/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Older Projects » CSBE
    Assistance to ADC Activities Other Projects Other Projects Guidelines for the Design of Outdoor Play Settings for Children Urban Planning Project Management Assistance to ADC Regulations on Color and Material Requirements for External Building Finishes in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ASEZA Developed by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA through input from CSBE and published in Arabic in the Jordanian Official Gazette The hyperlink points to the Gazette

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  • Activities » CSBE
    Box 830751 Amman 11183 Jordan Telefax 962 6 461 5297 Email us Read more about Contact Us Activities Read more about Activities Architectural Competitions Architectural Competitions Read more about Architectural Competitions Courses Workshops Courses and Workshops Read more about Courses Workshops Publications Resources Read more about Publications Resources Mission Statement CSBE Mission Statement Read more about Mission Statement Board of Directors Read more about Board of Directors Current Staff Read

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