The Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), which was founded in 1999 by Mohammad al-Asad, is a non-profit, private study and research institution that aims at addressing these challenges affecting the built environment in Jordan and beyond. The built environment is defined in a comprehensive manner to include all physical components of human settlements such as buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure. CSBE is therefore an interdisciplinary center that addresses areas including environmental studies, urban design and planning, conservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and construction technologies. CSBE engages in a variety of activities including research projects, print and digital publishing, workshops, and the design and implementation of pilot projects.
Source: Center for the Study of the Built Environment website
Lara Zureikat and Dalia Husseini. Landscape Water Use Efficiency Guide. [Amman: Center for the Study of the Built Environment, 2011].
This Landscape Water use Efficiency Guide provides information about the efficient use of water in the design, installation, management, and maintenance in Jordan's urban landscapes, whether new or existing, public or private. The primary focus of this guide are recreational parks, street medians, and traffic circles. It also applies to large urban landscapes found at hotels, universities, hospitals, and some residences.