Deyala Tarawneh

Deyala Tarawneh

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Deyala is investigating the phenomenon of derelict landscape in the Jordanian capital Amman; she aims by the end of her research to identify the emerging typologies and properly introduce them into the planning system. Furthermore, Deyala is examining the European concept of temporary use and how can it apply in the case of Amman as a tool for long-term urban development to unfold the potential of the aforementioned derelict landscapes.

Qualifications

BArch Bachelor of architecture, faculty of engineering and technology, University of Jordan

MArch Masters of architecture, faculty of engineering and technology, University of Jordan

Biography

Deyala previously studied Architecture at bachelor level at the University of Jordan before acquiring a Masters scholarship at the same university in Urban Planning and Design, during which she worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate level at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in the Architecture department. Deyala then continued as a TA for two more years at the University of Jordan before acquiring a PhD scholarship in Landscape Architecture in the school of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) at the University of Birmingham.

Deyala also worked as an architect for an architecture and landscape firm in Amman for a year and a half and now runs an office on her own.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Derelict landscapes of Amman: Unfolding the potential of neglected terrains Supervisors: Dr Phil Jones, Dr Jessica Pykett, Dr Lauren Andres

Research

Research interests

Landscape architecture, Urban planning, Urban design, Human geography, Production of space, Landfill development, and Brownfield regeneration

Other activities

Deyala is active in the STEM programme as an ambassador for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics amongst the University of Birmingham's postgraduate community. She is also a member of the Responding To Conflict (RTC) community, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), the Urban Morphology Research Group (UMRG) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Deyala has an interest in photography and won the Images of Research 2014 second place prize as well as the people’s choice award, in addition she has organized an event at the Millennium ThinkTank science museum in Birmingham as part of a public engagement course.