The Jordan Gate Towers of Amman: Surrendering Public Space to Build a Neoliberal Ruin | Intellect Skip to content
1981
Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2045-5895
  • E-ISSN: 2045-5909

Abstract

Abstract

The Jordan Gate Towers of Amman, a luxury development, provide a case study of forms of planning practice undertaken as part of neoliberal processes in a city aspiring for regional relevance, well timed with the receipt of transnational capital investment. Deregulated planning practice in Amman became a vehicle for the inversion of the process of eminent domain and the subsequent appropriation of public property for private profit. The result is a compromise of public interest in favor of government collaboration with private developers, a conundrum examined in this article through the case of the Jordan Gate Towers. Findings are based upon data and documents collected from the municipality, and interviews with city officials.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1386/ijia.5.1.73_1
2016-03-01
2024-04-16
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1386/ijia.5.1.73_1
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a success
Invalid data
An error occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error