WIT Press


Sustainable Urban Planning Of Historical Jawa: Analysis Of The Physical And Social Patterns

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030851

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

635.66 kb

Author(s)

M. Al-Homoud

Abstract

The present analysis explores the possibility of developing frameworks for climatically responsive urban settlements for hot-dry climate zones through the study of indigenous settlements in the Badiyah of Jordan. This analysis establishes the organic link between the built and unbuilt form, human need and lifestyle, and the optimum use of natural resources. It devises criteria of planning and design for climatically responsive settlements. The case of our present analysis is the ancient city of Jawa of Jordan. Jawa is located in the northern east part of Jordan Badiyah, 15km north west of Safawi town. The settlement in Jawa went through the Mesolithic period (10,000 BC), and the Middle Bronze Age (4,000 BC). The city used to be an urban settlement of considerable complexity, with an area of 22 acres. I

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