Dima Al Srouri
Majid Al Futtaim
2:45 PM Panel: Urban connectivity and permeability: Uncovering design strategies to reduce dependence on cars
In urban residential communities, connectivity is crucial. Communities that increase connectivity between people, places and the things they need become more vibrant and healthy. This session discusses design strategies that increase walkability within urban communities and less reliance on car mobiles.
- Demonstrating how connectivity of the community master plan impacts pedestrians, car traffic and overall efficiency of the community
- Analysing design strategies to increase walkability within the community which promotes a healthier lifestyle
- Learn efficient urban design planning methods that still maintain cultural and physical requirements
Growing populations and new housing stock increases energy demands of buildings and cooling requires a large energy load. Energy-efficient urban planning offers opportunities to enhance the quality of life by designing a healthy and comfortable built environment with minimum energy consumption, but it is essential this is considered in the early stages of design. Planning communities is a long and complicated process involving many stakeholders. This panel discussion discusses the decisions that need to be considered in the planning stage that influence the final energy consumption of buildings, their cooling, heating and lighting loads.