DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development
Urban Governance in Amman: Shaping the City through Governmental & Municipal Power Structures
Sandra started her DPhil in 2017. She is an urban planner who holds dual graduate degrees in urban design & planning from the City College of New York & the Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST). She also completed a leadership development programme at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Currently, she consults for the World Bank. Her previous work includes serving as the Head of the Planning & Design Unit at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and working for Dar Al Handasah, the Amman Institute for Urban Development, the Center for the Study of the Built Environment, and Sahel Al Hiyari. She is a LEED Neighborhood Development AP.
- 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.