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AuthorCaccam, Angelica Marie C.
AuthorFurlan, Raffaello
Available date2018-11-13T11:19:29Z
Publication Date2018
Publication NameSaudi Journal of Engineering and Technology (SJEAT)en_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.21276/sjeat.2018.3.10.5
CitationCaccam, Angelica Marie C. & Furlan, Raffaello. A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Al Wakra, State Of Qatar. Saudi Journal of Engineering and Technology (SJEAT). 2018; 3(10):644-661
ISSN2415-6272
URIhttp://scholarsmepub.com/
URIhttp://scholarsmepub.com/sjeat-310/
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/11179
AbstractIn the past two decades, sustainability has been a significant concern when planning cities. As a consequence of development occurring in cities, its essence to people is discounted. An example of this is Doha, Qatar’s capital, which has undergone massive urban developments because of the post-WWII discovery and production of oil and gas. Doha’s urban fabric has been transformed from a rational, people-based, and environmentally adapted design into zoning and transportation dependent planning. However, in the past few years, Doha has started to adopt sustainability-driven urban planning policies. For example, development of the new city Lusail has legislation and design regulations directed towards sustainable planning. Therefore, this research study is focused on the urban planning of a neighbourhood in Al Wakra, Qatar. The focus is on its relationship to the old city layout and the possible implementation of sustainability principles in present-day development in the area. The study also develops strategies and design that utilize sustainability principles. The study process includes a literature review, data collection, detailed site analysis, and exploration of present and historic plans for Al Wakra. Additionally, various alternatives that follow specific strategies are generated to identify a desirable approach for the neighbourhood. Furthermore, the strategies highlight actions needed to implement the development concept. As a result, the study generates an ideal approach for the further development of Al Wakra. Furthermore, the findings can act as a reference for similar developments with a comparable climate, surroundings, environment, size, and population.
Languageen
PublisherScholars Middle East Publishers
SubjectBuilt Environment
SubjectUrban Fabric
SubjectSustainability
SubjectSustainable Neighbourhoods
TitleA Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Neighbourhoods in Al Wakra, State Of Qatar
TypeArticle
Pagination644 - 661
Issue Number10
Volume Number3
ESSN2415-6264


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