On Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, academics, students and practitioners are invited to come together to test and define elements for teaching the planning and design of resilience in Amman.

As Amman looks to institutionalize resilience planning citywide, Resilience by Design University (RBD_U) is an opportunity to come together through a two-day event focused on the regional challenges of water, waste and transportation. The program partners with local and regional universities to introduce resilience initiatives from the Resilient Amman strategy, and prototype solutions for local challenges. The program format will be a two-day workshop split between theory and practice. The curriculum will feature a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and workshops, and will include practitioners and thought leaders from the fields of architecture, planning, design, engineering, technology, and the social and physical sciences locally and beyond.

Our goal is to create a framework that can be used by academic institutions while working to create solutions to real problems, fine tune the understanding of resilience, and interact with local and national experts.