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23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 DOHA EXHIBITION & CONVENTION CENTER, QATAR

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BRINGING THE WORLD OF CONSTRUCTIONTO QATAR

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BIOGRAPHY Education: • B.Sc Architecture – German Jordanian University ,Jordan • B.Sc Spatial Planning – TU Dortmund , Germany Career: • Architect – IMAR Trading & Contracting Co. W.L.L. – Qatar Workshops: • Quality of Life: Liveability in Future Cities – ETH Zurich , Switzerland

Reclaiming Public Spaces in Metropolitan Areas WorkshopTU Dortmund, Germany

Memberships: • Architect/Member- Architects-Hub Doha • Community Outreach Volunteer – Qatar Foundation www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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The Impact of Public Spaces in Determining the Liveability of Cities www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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WHY ?

Man is by nature a social animal ~ ARISTOTLE

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KEYWORDS

ADAPTIVENESS PARTICIPATION TOLERANCE

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PUBLIC SPACE AS AN UNDEFINED TERM

“ The broad reassessment of the meaning of the public space is treacherous territory” ~ Hajer & Reijndrop (2001)

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INTERACTIVITY IN PUBLIC SPACES They are areas that encourage us to interact with a much broader spectrum of society

-Spaces that attract and witness various types of social activities -They are centers of exchange where social norms can take place and interact

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EXAMPLES

Street of La Rambla in Barcelona Spain - Barbara Weibel© www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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Kings Cross- UK www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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Hamburg Port by Zaha Hadid-Hamburg Germany www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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Old Downtown Souq – Nablus, Palestine www.thebig5constructqatar.com

Souq Waqif – Doha, Qatar ORGANISED BY

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Cykleslagen Cycling bridge – Copenhagen , Denmark www.thebig5constructqatar.com

Jabal Amman Mojama’ Stairs-Amman ,Jordan ORGANISED BY

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Centre’ Pompidou – Paris, France www.thebig5constructqatar.com

British Museum-London, UK ORGANISED BY

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Apple Piazza Liberty Store – Milan , Italy www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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Ezbet Khairallah – Al Wazeriyeh , Egypt www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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INTERACTIVITY AND EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE Cultural & Social Development

Various Cultural Backgrounds

Participation in the Urban Culture

Personal Reflection & Reassurance of Individual’s Identity

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PUBLIC REALM COMMUNICATION - Sight & Site for visitors (Meeting Place & Social Staging ground

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Representation of the city to make an ideology of its receptivity to strangers

Encountering the “proverbial other” (behavior, ideas, preferences)

Passive observer vs. Active Participation

Encountering the “proverbial other” (behavior, ideas, preferences)

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Trusting Strangers while maintaining private identity

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QUALITY PUBLIC SPACES

Multicultural Playground (Copenhagen-Denmark)

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QUALITY PUBLIC SPACES

Tabiat Bridge in Tehran - Amy Pearson ©, Dezeen 2016

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WHAT MAKES THEM A SUCCESS www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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CHALLENGES

MISUSE

DETERIO RATION

SAFETY & SECURITY

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CRIME & VIOLENCE

CLIMATE

SOLUTION

ZONING

SURVEILLI ENCE

SUSTAINED EVENTS & PLANNING

INTERME DIATE SPACES

SAFETY GUARDS

PPE

INSTEAD OF DISCRIMINATING CERTAIN GROUPS OR EVEN “UNDERSIRABLE EVENTS”

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CASE STUDY : TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK – NEW YORK (1980)

CRIME & VIOLENCE

MISUSE

SAFETY & SECURITY

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CASE STUDY : TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK – NEW YORK (1980)

ZONING

SURVEILLI ENCE

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CASE STUDY : TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK – NEW YORK (1980)

ZONING

SURVEILLI ENCE

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? - Social Interactivity - Economic Improvement - Cultural Interchange - Personal Development - Integration

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- Innovation (Art, Music ,Language .. Etc) - Sites of Connection - Connectivity - Enhanced Quality of Life - Improved Collective Memory

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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WHAT IS LIVEABILITY ?

Livability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community’s quality of life—including: ~Built and natural environments ~Economic prosperity ~Social stability and equity ~Educational opportunity ~Cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities

Livability is a strategy; and not a luxury

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WHAT IS LIVEABILITY ? LIVEABILITY DIMENSIONS

Green Environments Decent House

Health

ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSIONS SOCIAL DIMENSIONS

Bonded Social Interaction & Bonded Communities

Safety & Security

ECONOMICAL DIMENSIONS CULTRUAL DIMENIONS

Uncongested Roads & Public Transport

Accessibility & Well-Designed Open Spaces Connectivity & Walkability

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SUSTAINED AND PARTICIPATORY CITY FOR

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WHAT IS LIVEABILITY ?

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WHAT IS LIVEABILITY ?

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PROMOTION OF PEDESTRIANISM & WALKABILITY

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

DO CITIES IN THE WORLD THAT RANK HIGH IN LIVEABILITY (WEALTHY CITIES) WHOSE CITIZENS CAN EASILY AFFORD THE USE OF MOTORIZED VEHICLES BUT INSTEAD ACT TO LIMIT THEIR USE AND ENCOURAGE WALKING & CYCLING HAVE ANYTHING TO TEACH US?

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CASE STUDY : INCLUSIVE NEIGHBOURHOODS

QUALITIES & BENEFITS -

MIXED USE ZONING WALKABLE CLOSE PROXIMITY VARIABLE AMENITIES GREEN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY KIDS-ELDERLY FRIENDLY COMMUNAL PARK EXPERIENCE ON A RESIDENTIAL SCALE DIVERSITY AVAILABLE MOBILITY (TRAM)

SUBURBIA “TRAUMHAUSER” PROJECT IN MANHEIM GERMANY BY MVRDV www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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CASE STUDY : INCLUSIVE NEIGHBOURHOODS

SUBURBIA “TRAUMHAUSER” PROJECT IN MANHEIM GERMANY BY MVRDV (ZONING PROPOSAL) www.thebig5constructqatar.com

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LESSON LEARNED WALKING & CYCLING HAVE BEEN AGAIN OBSERVED AS AN ACTIVE TYPE OF TRANSPORT AS THEY OBVIOUSLY SERVE THE IMPORTANT VALUE OF QUALITY OF LIFE

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QUALITIES TOWARDS A LIVEABLE CITY

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PUBLIC SPACE & LIVEABILITY

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PUBLIC SPACE & LIVEABILITY

The future of our communities and cities depend on great public places and more specifically, on Placemaking, a powerful approach to creating and revitalizing public spaces around the specific needs and desires of the community which in terms allows us to encourage a healthier , developed, and a more liveable & sustained future

Lets start somewhere !

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Thank you for attending! See you next year Attendance certificates are available from the CPD certificate collection point. In order to collect your certificate, you must attend the first 30 minutes of the workshop(s) you have chosen.

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The Impact of Public Spaces in Determining the Liveability of Cities  

This presentation has been prepared for the BIG 5 show. It has been put together from a research paper which I am currently finalising which...

The Impact of Public Spaces in Determining the Liveability of Cities  

This presentation has been prepared for the BIG 5 show. It has been put together from a research paper which I am currently finalising which...

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