Vice Dean School of Architecture and Built Environment
Darat Othman Bdeir ,Deanship Building
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Biography

PhD in Spatial Planning from the TU Dortmund in Germany 2006, Master's degree in Urban Design from the University of Kassel in Germany 2001, a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology 1998.

Maram Tawil is currently the Vice Dean of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the German Jordanian University. Since 2006, she has worked in different universities like the German Jordanian University and Applied Science University. She was researching and teaching at the German Jordanian University at the School of Architecture and Built Environment. She was engaged in different programs, curricula development along with organization of intercultural interdisciplinary student based and research based projects adopting an interdisciplinary approach in sustainable integrated planning.

Since 2009, she was a consultant at the Amman Institute for Urban Development, HS Group of Consultants working on different integrated planning projects, ranging from local development of Master Plans in Balqa Governorate, Wadi Araba Integrated Master Plan to regional projects in Suleimaniya and Yemen such as leading the Sana’a Master Plan.

Educational Background

Spatial Planning, Urban & Regional Sociology, Refugee Camps in Jordan: Options for Urban Redevelopment, University of Dortmund, Germany, 2006
Urban Design, GHK University of Kassel, Germany, 2001
Architectural Engineering, JUST Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1998
Research Interests
  • Integrated interdisciplinary Planning
  • Integrated Master Planning
  • Transformation of public spaces and urban nodes
  • Planning perspectives and planning education
Experience
  • Vice Dean – School of Architecture and Built Environment – German Jordanian University – Amman – Jordan.
  • Head of Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture –School of Architecture and Built Environment – German Jordanian University – Amman - Jordan.
  • Deputy Project Manager for the Wadi Araba Integrated Development Master Plan, Client Jordan Valley Authority, consultation at HS Group Consultants and Engineers within a joint venture of Keios Development Consulting, Italy and Orient Jordan.

  • Developing and coordinating a DAAD funded student-based and research based cooperation project with TU Dortmund in Germany, directed towards Spatial Planning through inter-cultural dialogue. Organizing workshops of students' works as well as summer school for Professors and MSc students between the two universities to contribute to public space discussion in Amman within planning conceptions in a comparative analysis scheme, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Team Leader – On Job Training and Review of the Master Plan for the Blue Nile Region, Sudan – within a Cooperation Agreement between the UN Habitat Sudan and the German Jordanian University.

  • Team Leader for the Slemani Residential and Business District 2020 in Suleimanya, Iraq,  Consultation work at HS group Consultants and Engineers.
  • Head of Department of Architecture – Faculty of Engineering – Applied Science University – Amman – Jordan

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  • Guest Lecturer, Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule, Nuernberg, Germany, MSc. Program in Architecture, Planning in Jordan, – Teaching course in Planning in the Middle East.

  • Team Leader for the Sana'a Master Plan 2035, Consultation work at HS group Consultants and Engineers, in parallel to teaching at Applied Science University.

  • Urban Planning Adviser for the Al Balqa Master Plan 2030, Consultation work at the Amman Institute, in parallel to teaching at German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Founding Board Member of the Road Safety Center of Excellence, German Jordanian University Amman, Jordan. 

  • Launching of a Master Program in Spatial Planning in cooperation with TU Dortmund in Germany, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Launching and Jordan representative of DAAD funded student-based cooperation project with TU Dortmund in Germany, BirZeit University in Palestine and other Middle East Universities, directed towards Spatial Planning through inter-cultural dialogue. Along , organizing workshops of students' works from five cities to develop planning settings in the Middle East, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

  • Contributing to the establishment of a cooperation network of 16 German universities for student exchange, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.

 

Awards
  • German Research Organization DFG Scholarship for Academic Research I TU Dortmund I Germany, Summer 2014.
  • German Research Organization DFG Scholarship for Academic Research I TU Dortmund I Germany, Summer 2010.
  • Prince Al Hassan Award for Scientific Excellence 2009 for the Establishment of the Road Safety Center of Excellence.

  • DAAD Scholarship for the PhD studies in Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, Germany, 2003 - 2006.

Selected Publications

2018 Tawil, M, Baeumer, K,"New Perspectives for Planning Education in the Middle East: Added Value through Intercultural Dialogue",accepted for publication, International Development Planning Review,Liverpool university,England,2018
2016 Tawil, M, Reicher, C, Jafari, M, Baeumer, K,"Assessment of Public Space Efficiency in Relation to Spatial Development in Amman: Exploring Indicators to Sustainable Models of Future City Life",Journal of Sustainable Development,Vol 9, Nr. 3, 2016 ISSN 1913-9063 - Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education,Canada,2016
2014 Maram Tawil, Reicher, C., Ramadan, K., And Jafari, M. ,"Towards more Pedestrian Friendly Streets in Jordan-The Case of Al Medina Street in Amman",Journal for Sustainable Development,2014
2012 Maram Tawil, Baeumer, K.,"Planning through Intercultural Dialogue - New Perspectives for Planning Education in the Arab World",AESOP 2012, 26th Annual Congress,Ankara, Turkey,2012
2010 Maram Tawil, Reicher, C. et al,"Towards More Sustainable Planning of Streets in Jordan, The Case of Al Medina Street in Jordan",Research project funded by the German Jordanian University in partnership with the Greater Amman Municipality, Road Safety Center of Excellence and Hikmat Road Safety,final report accepted for publishing by the GJU Series, German Jordanian University,Amman, Jordan,2010
2010 Reicher, C., Bäumer, K., Tawil, M., et al,"Embracing the Past – Enhancing the Future. Planning Spaces through Intercultural Dialogue",Klartext Verlag,Dortmund, Germany,2010
2009 Dr. Yasser Rajjal, Dr. Maram Tawil, others,"Spatial Planning through Intercultural Dialogue: Strategies for Madaba",DAAD,Dortmund,2009
2009 Maram Tawil (Editor and Co- Author), Et al.,"Spatial Planning through Intercultural Dialogue: Integrated Renewal and Revitalization – Stimulating the Potentials of Historic City Centers",Case Study: Maaloula City, Syria - Vol IV Dialogue ,TU Dortmund,2009
2009 Maram Tawil,"Refugee Camps in Jordan: Options for Urban Redevelopment, in: Spatial Planning with Obstacles: 40 years of Spatial Planning in Crisis Regions and Developing Countries",Blaue Reihe, Dortmunder Beitraege zur Raumplanung, ISBN 978-3-88211-171-2, IRPUD TU Dortmund, P181-192,Germany,2009
2008 Maram Tawil,"Towards a Realistic Approach for the Upgrading of Refugee Camps in Jordan",Lund University ,Sweden,2008
2008 Maram Tawil, Et al.,"Spatial Planning through Intercultural Dialogue: Integrated Renewal and Revitalization – Stimulating the Potentials of Historic City Centers", Case Study: Madaba City, Jordan - Vol III Dialogue, TU Dortmund,2008
2008 Dr. Yasser Rajjal, Dr. Maram Tawil,"Policy Analysis for Metropolitan Governance in the City of Amman",in State of the World City Report ,UN-HABITAT, Nairobi,2008