Sunday, October 10, 2021

A Jordanian Architect Bringing a Green Oasis to Urban Amman

Deema Assaf worked for ten years as an architect before getting involved in urban forestry. It was while working on a project in 2017 that she learned of Jordan's natural topography and ecology, and from there she partnered with the Japanese environmentalist Nochi Motoharu to restore some green to Amman. To do so, they employed the Miyawaki method, which involves planting native species in close proximity so that they can grow more quickly in a protective environment. Apparently, it works.