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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(2): 124-131 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.463

A Consensus-Based Framework for the Sustainable Urban Planning Development: “As an Approach for Saudi Arabian Cities”

Ali AlQahtany, Yacine Rezgui, and Haijiang Li
Abstract—Cities in developing countries are experiencing rapid and in many cases unsustainable growth. This paper analyses the importance of sustainable urban planning in the context of the capital city of Saudi Arabia, which is Riyadh. It provides a comprehensive review of the historical growth of the city and critically discusses its urban planning development phases, informed by strategies and schemes adopted during this development process. This critical review is based on a proposed framework of sustainable development that focuses on a number of core issues, including environmental, social, economic and urban planning. This proposed model is evaluated based on the opinion of 35 experts, who are familiar with the local context of Saudi Arabian cities, through the use of the Delphi Technique.

Index Terms—Urban planning, sustainable urban planning development, oil boom phase, post-oil boom phase, Delphi Technique.

A. AlQahtany is with the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Queen’s Buildings, the Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, Wales UK (Alqahtany-ali@hotmail.com).
Y. Rezgui and H. Li are with the Engineering Informatics, Director BRE Institute in Sustainable Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University (e-mail: rezguiy@Cardiff.ac.uk, lih@Cardiff.ac.uk).

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Cite:Ali AlQahtany, Yacine Rezgui, and Haijiang Li, "A Consensus-Based Framework for the Sustainable Urban Planning Development: “As an Approach for Saudi Arabian Cities”," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 124-131, 2014.

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