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no later than 7 August 2021 with subject: “ Urban Revitalization / Tourism Development Assessment & Feasibility Study. “Promoting urban regeneration through community interventions, with a focus on tourism development and urban green space in Amman".
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A large number of refugees and vulnerable communities settled and live in downtown Amman. Services in the downtown area are overstretched and living space is overburdened. In addition, the planning of public and green spaces and cultural revitalization was not prioritized due to rapid urbanization and population growth rate, as well as more urgent priorities such as the containment of the negative impacts of COVID-19.
In this context, UNDP launched “Heart of Amman” programme in July 2019 to support in decreasing urban and green space inequalities through urban revitalization, increasing socio-economic resilience, and sustainable livelihoods, particularly among vulnerable communities in downtown Amman. This programme highlights the importance of protection and preservation of cultural heritage sites and provides opportunities for the residents in developing their own community initiatives, with a strong focus on beautifying neighborhoods and urban communities in the downtown area. Partnering with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), UNDP has been encouraging young men and women to lead the community interventions and be part of the decision-making process on neighborhood improvement. Therefore, the “Heart of Amman” programme is envisaged to improve social cohesion and the sense of belonging of vulnerable Amman residents, as well as encourage them to have a stronger sense of community responsibility by protecting cultural legacy and revitalizing the areas in downtown Amman.
As part of the third phase of the “Heart of Amman” programme, UNDP aims at revitalizing areas and creating economic opportunities along the Hejaz Railway corridor. Jordan’s Hejaz Railway is considered as one of the oldest railways in the Arab States region, established more than 100 years ago, coinciding with the centennial of Jordan foundation. Thus, it is one of the heritage milestones in Jordan’s history, however, only a few sections of the railway are currently operational. Also, the (Waqef) corridor land surrounding the railway, which is 30 meters wide and stretches along 26 km of Amman, is currently an open area with the potential to be re-developed to provide livelihood opportunities for local communities and promote tourism and visitor experiences. In this regard, UNDP, in close collaboration with the Greater Amman Municipality and other relevant government offices, aims to work on revitalizing the areas surrounding the Hejaz Railway in East and South of Amman by transforming them to public spaces, heritage sites to attract tourists, urban farms, community meeting places and/or sites for green infrastructure.
UNDP envisages to implement the revitalization and development interventions along the railway with members of the local community while prioritizing vulnerable groups and women. By leading, designing, and participating in the implementation of the initiatives, vulnerable community members will enhance their sense of community belonging and responsibility as well as strengthen social cohesion among the targeted demographic groups. Beneficiaries participating in community led initiatives will receive incentives and training to improve their living conditions. Furthermore, livelihoods opportunities along the railway will be improved through the urban re-development interventions.
Audience and Intended Users
The main users of the assessment will be UNDP, the Greater Amman Municipality, Jordan Hejaz Railway Corporation, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities as well as donors, the project’s main partners and community of practice.
Towards the end of the consultancy, the findings of the assessment and feasibility study will be presented to UNDP, relevant stakeholders among government r, donors, partners, stakeholders and community members. It is expected that these findings will be the basis of designing and development of community interventions in the area of urban revitalization/regeneration, with a strong focus on heritage, tourism development and green economy. These interventions are expected to be implemented in the pre-identified locations along the Hejaz Railway. The community interventions will be later developed and facilitated by community members as well as contributing partners and experts
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