An uncontrolled urbanization as a result of speculation, rapid population growth and a continuous influx of migrants from nearby war areas has seen the city of Amman, the capital of Jordan, expand in the last fifteen years by 65%, with the 50% of the agricultural land in the area reconverted into urban areas. Something very similar happened in other Jordanian cities such as Zarqa and Irbid.
A development without rules that has led Amman to become the most expensive city in the Middle East, more than Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha.
An unsustainable development for cities where entire neighborhoods receive water only once a week and for a country that is one of the poorest in the world of resources. Jordan, in fact, is the second country worldwide with fewer water reserves and according to the UN, with no changes in the development system the country would run out of water by 2025.
“Bye Bye Land” is a visual survey of a country and a territory invested by a rapid change. A change that is taking away the few resources available to the population, leaving behind cement, inadequate infrastructures and almost deserted neighborhoods.