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Kumar, Rekha, 2014. Sustainable urban landscape : a discussion drawn from 3 examples of new development projects in the Middle East. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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Abstract

Sustainable urban landscape is the intergal subjects in this thesis and public realm as a sub category of urban landscape has been main focus of this study.

The thesis will introduce public realm design process of three urban development projects which are in the same
regional context. Each case study has a different theme being: 1. Zero carbon city, 2.Waterfront redevelopment and
3. Forest city in arid zone. Case study (a) has a pre design sustainability guideline and case study (b) has been
progressed with attention to sustainability during the design process as a requirement from the developer. A lush
forest theme has been priorotised to sustainability in design of case study (c).

The study continues to analyze the three case studies, and a relative comparison of those three in terms of sustainability of their designed public realm. The study further progresses to include a discussion about the pillars of sustainability, the triangle of environmental, social and economic factors, and if the concept of sustainability is achievable being in the centre of the triangle.

Main title:Sustainable urban landscape
Subtitle:a discussion drawn from 3 examples of new development projects in the Middle East
Authors:Kumar, Rekha
Supervisor:Lövrie, Karl
Examiner:Skärbäck, Erik and Delshammar, Tim
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM001 Urban Landscape Dynamics - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:sustainable landscape, public realm, sustainable place making, commercial landscape, sustainability assessment, urban landscape
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3992
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3992
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:14 Nov 2014 15:44
Metadata Last Modified:17 Nov 2014 10:21

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