Towards Enhancement of Alexandria City Waterfront: Quality of Life Assessment Model

Nayer, Aida and Farag, Dina (2023) Towards Enhancement of Alexandria City Waterfront: Quality of Life Assessment Model. LET IT GROW, LET US PLAN, LET IT GROW. Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Resilient Smart Green and Blue Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2023, 28th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 857-868. ISSN 2521-3938

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Coastal cities evolve in alignment with people centred development to accommodate their needs. Nevertheless, uncontrolled changes of significant elements of urban morphology such as land uses along the waterfront and respective public activities, lead to alterations in the quality of life provided. The research explores models that study the various configurations and implying the effective role of controlling urban developments guidelines in terms of environmental behavioural, social well being, health and safety. This paper is divided into two main sections: Firstly, it focuses on Alexandria City‘s Urban Morphology, prospect of transformation plans and highlights the nature-based integrative solutions on its waterfront for the short and long-term plans through multiple disciplinary contributions. Secondly, the research defines the structured model to assess Quality of Life of Waterfront Settings, «QLWS» in Alexandria City, used for the analysis of selected sites. This model is used as a tool to assess the attractiveness and satisfaction of the existing spatial configurations in regard of professional observation. The discussion derives implications from the analysed data to support tracking relevant morphological mutations of social and physical parameters. The research provides a guide to evaluate and promote natural based system integration for further transformation of sites incorporated within the city’s strategic plan of 2032 to ensure sustainabillity, inclusivity, liveability and resilience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal Cities, Natural Based Solutions, assessment indicators, Waterfront, Quality of Life
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 15:53
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 17:34

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