Publication Date

2016

Committee Chair

Nader Afzalan, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.

Abstract

Providing healthy and lively communities is becoming an increasingly important topic in Saudi Arabia. The Taif municipality and Al-Masaar Company wanted to obtain an actual simulation of a specific neighborhood of the city, and analyze its services’ accessibility in order to evaluate the current urban design and to develop the proposed development. ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS for Desktop were used to provide a three-dimensional model of the study area and to calculate and determine the service area for each facility. Therefore, geodesing technology and New Urbanism principles were incorporated into the project to design optimal scenarios for the study area. The project’s outputs help provide a fuller understanding of complex urban planning regulations, and a better visualization for the current condition of the existed plan and the future development.

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Visualizing and Analyzing a Neighborhood using the combination of GIS, Geodesign, and New Urbanism (Poster)

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