DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development
Urban Governance in Amman: Shaping the City through Governmental & Municipal Power Structures
Sandra is an urban development consultant and architect who holds dual graduate degrees in urban design & planning from the City College of New York & the Jordan University for Science and Technology. She completed a leadership programme at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Currently, she consults for the World Bank. Previously, she was the Country Advisor (Jordan) at the International Growth Centre and the Head of the Planning & Design Unit at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (Jordan). She is a LEED Neighborhood Development AP.
Sandra has sat on several high-level governmental committees including the Royal Hashemite Court's Economic Modernization Vision.
She is currently a postgraduate representative of the Urban Geography Research Group at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
- Hiari S. et.al. (2021) Prospectus of city growth: Rethinking planning in Amman. London: International Growth Centre.
- Al-Asad, M. & Hiari, S. (2013) City Management in Jordan: Challenges Awaiting Solutions. Amman; Center for the Study of the Built Environment.
Editorial Support for:
- Al-Asad, M., & Musa, M. (2007). Architectural criticism and journalism: global perspectives: proceedings of an international seminar organised by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in association with the Kuwait Society of Engineers, 6-7 December 2005, Kuwait. Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
- Hiari, S. "The Woman, the Mosque and the Mall" in Jo Magazine (2008), 75-77.
- Hiari, S. “Gridlock” in JO Magazine (2010): 70-71. (Won the 2nd prize in the European Award for Excellence in Writing granted by the European Union Delegation in Jordan in 2011.)
Al-Asad, M. & Al Hiyari, S., Sahel Al Hiyari Projects (2006) Introduction by Portuguese Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alvaro Siza prepared for the Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative. Amman; Center for the Study of the Built Environment.
Urban governance, urban morphology, urban policy, public administration, sustainable development, post-colonial urbanization.