Additionally, the municipalities of Irbid and Mafraq also evaluated their own Master Plans and projects in Urban Performance.
Jordan was the first Middle-East country to implement this methodology and planning tool. In the voice of some key users, Urban Performance offered an innovative approach to urban planning:
“I see it very helpful as it is the first time that we come out with quantifying the effect of any project. Is coming into numbers and this is making it very easy for the decision makers to use this model before making major decisions in those areas.”
Rima Odeh, Head of Comprehensive Planning, Greater Amman Municipality.
“I think this project made some kind of mind-shifting for me, when I compare my way of thinking before the project and after, they are completely different. I think in this project we have moved from the traditional urban planning, which depends on efficiency and some benefits, to balance urban planning taking into consideration the environmental aspect, social, economic, etcetera. This is inclusive urban planning.”
Mohammed Zawahreh, Excecutive Director of Zarqa Municipality.
In June 2019 the project won the World Bank’s Vice Presidency Unit Award