The purpose of this study is to identify the impact of rapid population growth in Amman on human behavior and change of housing patterns from private houses to apartments and public spaces to comply with socio-economic needs. The study used the structural analysis approach to clarify this transfer. The study concluded that the population of Amman have doubled 17 times from 125000 in 1952 to 4016000 in 2015 and that Amman comprised more than half of the apartments in Jordan in 2015. This resulted in new public socio- economic spaces ( malls , halls , tribal & family societies or diwans). The study revealed the need to concentrate on economic investment in suburbs, small & medium towns, to cope with the resulting imbalance in demographic & economic weight between Amman and other urban places.
Sireen M. Al-Shawamreh, Mousa Abboudah Samha *
Public & Private Spaces, Housing Patterns, Villa, Apartment.