Majd Musa Publishes Book with Routledge
Musa holds a Ph.D. in architecture and is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Her research interest is contemporary architecture and urbanism with a focus on globalizing Middle Eastern cities.
Amman analyzes three cases of megaprojects planned for this Jordanian city in the early 21st century: The New Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing on theories of urban development and capitalism, identity, and discourse and on urban development processes and cases in other cities, the book investigates how contemporary megaprojects in Amman fit into the capitalist economy and its modes of production, how capital flows construct a modern image of the city, and how the new image and megaprojects represent the city residents as modern and create Amman as a global city. This book presents a new approach to the study of the urban built environment in Amman through an interdisciplinary framework.