Arab Contemporary City

Language Arabic
Start Date 14/08/2016
Duration 0 weeks
Effort 2 hours
Level Entry Level

How well do you know your city? How well do you know your region? This course addresses the physical components of a city, its area, residents and the activities carried out by its residents.

Topics covered include: - Introduction to city management systems - Classification of cities of the Arab world, according to their historical development - Presenting the stages of development of cities in the Arab world to this day - Presentation of the activities and different roles — administrative, political, cultural and economic — that were included in cities of the Arab world historically. It will address how some of these activities continued until the modern period, while others stopped, as well as the development of new activities in these cities. - Discuss the disparity in income levels between different cities in countries of the Arab world, between cities of the same country, and between inhabitants of a single city - Presentation of the buildings and public facilities in a city that serve all of its inhabitants and raise the quality of their lives in the city.


  • Any student can register for this course, whether their interest or background is in architecture, planning, social sciences, humanities.

Instructors and Team

Dr. Mohammad Al-Asad
Dr. Mohammad Al-Asad

Mohammad Al-Asad is an architect and architectural historian, and the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois, as well as a Master's degree and doctorate in the history of architecture from Harvard University.

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