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 CUS  Vol.8 No.2 , June 2020
Approaches to Improve Streetscape Design in Saudi Arabia
Abstract: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to enhance the quality of life in its cities by making the cities livable places. This study focuses on the changes that need to be made to the street design in Saudi Arabia to achieve the goals of the 2030 vision. This paper highlights the importance of aesthetics, accessibility, security and safety and walkability, which needs to be considered during street design. The analytical study uses examples from around the world of applying the basic principles of streetscape design in order to develop the streetscape approaches and recommendations in Saudi Arabia. The research emphasizes the importance of developing the urban environment visual image in the country to enhance the quality of life of both people and the city. Approaches include directing urban planners and designers to the important role of the well-designed streetscape and identifying methods of applying sustainability to streetscape design and making street pedestrian-oriented.
Cite this paper: Addas, A. and Alserayhi, G. (2020) Approaches to Improve Streetscape Design in Saudi Arabia. Current Urban Studies, 8, 253-264. doi: 10.4236/cus.2020.82014.
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