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AuthorAl-Fadala, Eman
AuthorFadli, Fodil
Available date2020-04-30T12:48:26Z
Publication Date2020
Publication NameProceedings of the International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction
CitationAl-Fadala E., Fadli F., "Towards Sustainable Public Open Spaces for Promoting Human Comfort, Health and Well-Being: The Case of Oxygen Park in Doha, Qatar", International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2020), Doha, Qatar, 2-5 February 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.29117/cic.2020.0121
IdentifierP. O. Box: 2713 Doha-Qatar, Email: qupress@qu.edu.qa
URIwww.cic.qa
URIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.29117/cic.2020.0121
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/14707
AbstractPublic Open Spaces (POS) are an important and necessary component of the urban city design. Well-designed and well-functioning public open spaces provide a variety of social, economic, environmental, physical and psychological advantages for populations, and thus play a substantial role in improving the quality of city life and contributing to livability. Doha city, the capital State of Qatar, has encountered a rapid urbanization which brought with it an increasing number of inhabitants and the implementation of many urban projects (Salama & Wiedman, 2013); these changes demand well-designed and well-functioning public open spaces. Responding to this need, this paper aims to develop design guidelines for a sustainable public open space by exploring the physical and non-physical characteristics of a few key public open spaces as well as the ways in which environmental conditions impact user comfort, health and well-being-with an eye for accessibility, sociability, activities and user's comfort-in these POS. To achieve this aim, a combined methodology based on quantitative and qualitative techniques was developed and used to encompass the multi-dimensionality of the POS. Expected outcomes state that POS can become catalyst for healthy urban spaces if a series of multi-dimensional parameters are considered at all design stages
PublisherQatar Univesrity Press
SubjectSustainable urban development (SUD)
SubjectPublic open spaces (POS)
SubjectSustainable city design
SubjectOxygen park
TitleTowards Sustainable Public Open Spaces for Promoting Human Comfort, Health and Well-Being: The Case of Oxygen Park in Doha, Qatar
TypeConference Paper
Pagination927-936


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