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Arbitrary Land Use Policy in Jordan between Legal Brand and Property Control

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean International Journal of Science and Technology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeE1 Popularised article, newspaper article


The absence of appropriate land use planning, leapfrog population growth, and high demand for urban land persist among the prevailing urban characteristics of Amman. Generally, land use policy in Jordan, and particularly in Amman remains out of control because of some social considerations and inconsistent laws.
Such phenomenon creates serious problems related to the local land market. This paper attempts to address the wide gap between land supply and demand through analysis of the relevant institutional framework, land governance, land policy and practice in Jordan. However, the historical background of land proprietorship is given parallel to the overall institutional framework of land regulation. The magnitude and reason for legal land tenure along the proposed urban corridors shall also be examined.


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