Optimizing social sustainability in walkable university campus: A comparison between the old and new campuses of Sulaimani University

Sabir Abdullah, Wrya (2020) Optimizing social sustainability in walkable university campus: A comparison between the old and new campuses of Sulaimani University. Amazonia Investiga, 9 (34). pp. 44-56.

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Abstract

Sustainable university campus design, to be walkable needs comprehensive planning that remarks the campuses as integrated whole; buildings and surroundings are considered as interrelated units rather than segmented parts. This paper shows a comparative study of the old and new campuses of Sulaimani University to compare social sustainability from the walkability point of view. Walkability as a feature of social sustainability is studied in this paper as walkability in built environment is assessed through four criteria which are connectivity, accessibility, safety/security and comfort. This paper has limited its empirical study to both connectivity and accessibility criteria in both campuses of Sulaimani University to test social sustainability in each campus. The aim of this paper is to achieve social sustainable campus design from the walkability point of view. The results showed that a compact campus design achieves both accessibility and connectedness rather than the linear design in means of social sustainability

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: walkability; sustainability; sustainable campus; social connectedness; campus accessibility
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 12:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 12:09
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/347

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