Sandra Hiari

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development


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


Dr Idalina Baptista


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.



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