Rebuilding after disaster : an examination of refugee camp design in Jordan

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dc.contributor.advisor Rosenblatt-Naderi, Jody Barnes, Jessica Lee 2014-02-13T13:53:32Z 2014-02-13T13:53:32Z 2011-05 2011-05
dc.identifier.other a-350
dc.description.abstract This project examines refugee camp design for the people displaced by the Israel-Palestine conflict who are now residing in Jordan. In the past, refugee communities have had little or no formal design; however, by utilizing the principles of landscape architecture, these populations can build their communities in ways that have the potential to empower and promote community vitality. Welldesigned communities encourage responsible stewardship of land, greater human health, and quicker economic recovery. This project develops a framework for planning a healthy refugee community and an example of that framework to the landscape near Amman, Jordan. The framework addresses cultural conce3rns specific to the Palestinian community, local climate and landscape, eco-balanced community design, and development strategies. The example addresses the hypothetical application of the framework to the landscape near Amman, showing a case study of how a community might use the recommendations from the framework. The political and economic atmosphere of the region makes the care of refugee populations precarious; it is hoped that thoughtful and more sustainable design will help alleviate some of the refugee communities place on their host countries while promoting better health, improved economic growth, and stronger community networks for the refugee community.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture.
dc.title Rebuilding after disaster : an examination of refugee camp design in Jordan en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)

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