Sandra Hiari

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development


Urban Governance in Amman: Shaping the City through Governmental & Municipal Power Structures


Dr Nigel Mehdi

Dr Pedro Marques


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).



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Urban governance, urban morphology, urban policy, public administration, sustainable development, post-colonial urbanization.