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An Integrated Design Strategy for the Urban Regeneration of West Bay, Business District of Doha (State of Qatar)

Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Doha 3263, Qatar
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Received: 26 September 2020 / Revised: 24 November 2020 / Accepted: 27 November 2020 / Published: 10 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable and Conventional Buildings)
Emergent communities have integrated land use and transportation plan based on transit-oriented developments (TODs) and light rail transit with the sole purpose to enliven and redevelop the constructed environment. Doha has undergone some major transformation in urban growth context due to surge in the economy instigated by oil and gas production. It is noticed that the rapid growth has led to negative impacts in terms of urban design, connectivity, and transportation. It is essential to understand the impact of the TOD model with regards to the challenges and approaches in terms of planning procedures and tactics. The purpose of TOD module is to facilitate access for public transportation and to enable transit commutation which is a missing aspect in the current setting. TODs support and enable sustainable urbanism by revitalizing the livability through integration of land use schemes in the city. This paper focuses on bringing together TOD livability approaches within West Bay, the business district of Doha and its adjacent surroundings. The objective of this research is to assess the livability in West Bay with the implementation of the TOD model. The research findings help to revisit the design and application of TOD models and to enhance the livable conditions for its occupants. The finding suggests a design model based on livability, compactness, public realms, walkability, and accessibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable urbanism; urban regeneration; livability; integrated urban development; West Bay; central business district sustainable urbanism; urban regeneration; livability; integrated urban development; West Bay; central business district
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Al-Thani, S.M.; Furlan, R. An Integrated Design Strategy for the Urban Regeneration of West Bay, Business District of Doha (State of Qatar). Designs 2020, 4, 55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs4040055

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Al-Thani SM, Furlan R. An Integrated Design Strategy for the Urban Regeneration of West Bay, Business District of Doha (State of Qatar). Designs. 2020; 4(4):55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs4040055

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Al-Thani, Sarah M.; Furlan, Raffaello. 2020. "An Integrated Design Strategy for the Urban Regeneration of West Bay, Business District of Doha (State of Qatar)" Designs 4, no. 4: 55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs4040055

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