Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891

Connectivity in the Old Al-Hitmi Neighborhood

Samer M Osman
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Qatar
Hassan Abdelgadir Ahmed Mohamed
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Qatar.
Ahmad Mohamad Ahmad
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Qatar
Keywords: Walkability, Connectivity, Safety Landscape, Green, Neighborhood. The General Theory of Walkability..

Abstract

The Qatar National Vision 2030 and the country’s readiness to host the World Cup in 2022 emphasize making cities and neighborhoods more sustainable for pedestrians, providing accessibility and street connectivity stand- ards. Therefore, the study aims to explore walkability and connectivity within the neighborhoods to improve livability. The study adopted a literature review, case studies, and an assessment of 19 features for evaluating pe- destrian networks from the theory of workable cities. In addition, site visits, observation, photos, data collection, and a questionnaire were employed. The study’s findings revealed that overall pedestrian conditions are favora- ble, but the ability to walk is affected by many factors that make walking unsafe and loveable, affecting pedestrian connectivity networks of high-grade streets.

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