JORDAN RIVER VALLEY: A NEW BORDER REALITY

ASLA Student Award, Analysis and Planning, 2010

Fadi Masoud


This project will uncover the underplayed link between water-diversion for urbanization and agriculture and the resulting desertification in one of the world’s most disputed and symbolic border-river regions. It is a proposal for a regional landscape planning scheme that necessitates an understanding of the landscape’s limitations and potentials to create a new agro-urbanization regime for the Jordan Valley; One that is based on more receptive, de-engineered, and decentralized infrastructures involving trans-territories/border regions and organized around a new land use pattern.