WIT Press


Urban Concept Of A Healthy City: Case Study – Tripoli, Libya

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR130131

Volume

16

Pages

12

Page Range

145 - 156

Published

2013

Size

645 kb

Author(s)

T. Amer

Abstract

At a time when there is a close relationship between the occurrence of many types of diseases and a city urban environment it appears that a more positive approach is needed for the integration of urban development and healthy city issues in urbanized areas. It is against this background that the Healthy City project was established in order to consider ways in which health-based approaches can take place in our new cities’ planning policies. This research, which is based on the proceeding of such concepts will discuss the role of the urban planning process in the improving of urban environmental qualities in Tripoli city as a case study. Tripoli city accommodates more than 35% of the total country’s population and which, by now, can be regarded as almost the antinomy of such a concept. In this respect, architects and urban planners will play a substantial role in the trend toward the improvement of environmental quality which in consequence would lead to undertakings to protect people from the hazards of environmental diseases. According to world tendencies oriented towards creating a healthy city, this research will be an attempt to evaluate the prospective of the urban concept of a healthy city in subtropical climate zones based on physical, social, and psychological environment supportive to health, keeping in mind the area’s local conditions (topographic, social and culture). Keywords: healthy city, ecological city, psychological environment, diseases, health-based concepts, anti-pedestrianism, maximum variety, close system, minimal intrusion.

Keywords

Keywords: healthy city, ecological city, psychological environment, diseases, health-based concepts, anti-pedestrianism, maximum variety, close system, minimal intrusion.