WIT Press


Streetscape Techniques In A Water Scarce Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM130131

Volume

171

Pages

11

Page Range

139 - 149

Published

2013

Size

837 kb

Author(s)

O. S. BaHammam

Abstract

Trees and other forms of greenery have been associated with human settlements since the dawn of time. In modern time, Greenery plays a major role in shaping healthy and beautiful cities. They scatter among the urban fabric mostly along public streets. Cities all over the world give serious attention to streetscape in order to overcome the decline of the natural environment as a result of the new industrialized urban growth. Riyadh City, as one of the large metropolitan cities of the world, faces the challenge of developing its streetscapes in a hostile harsh arid environment. The challenge is either to waste scares water resources or to utilize a valuable way of managing water use in order to develop the needed streetscapes that cope with the environmental situation. A sustainable approach is important to be adapted in order to carry on development that saves water, protects resources and fulfills the needs. This study is trying to assess the existing situation of streetscapes in Riyadh, the proper techniques for planting and designing in a desert city. The study will identify appropriate techniques and solutions for existing and future applications. In order to address this research, different research methods were applied to answer the research concerns. Keywords: planting patterns, streetscape, scares environment, street patterns, arid landscape, draught tolerant plants, irrigation techniques.

Keywords

Keywords: planting patterns, streetscape, scares environment, street patterns, arid landscape, draught tolerant plants, irrigation techniques.