Quality of Life in the Built Environment

The main aim of this subtheme is to let students provided with the competence to develop strategies for complex situations while planning a sustainable built environment and to understand the relation between the built environment and human behavior on the urban planning (the built and inbuilt environment). The faculty envisions that the staff members and the students can conduct researches in this theme through the capability of the library and its valuable references. This theme can cover the fields of (concepts, theories, and methods used by urban, understanding and management of systemic interdependencies of sustainability, systems engineering, systems modeling, urban planning, long-term urban development strategies, integrative design and modeling for sustainability, research oriented teaching).

Sustainable urban is a stimulator of system analysis and partial simulation for urban structures in urban development. Creating a holistic approach of scenarios that brings many solutions for several problems. This emphasizes the systems associated with infrastructures: solid waste, sewerage, wastewater, drinking water supply, transportation, energy and communications. Focusing on the three concepts: sustainability, lifecycle, and implications of integration across urban infrastructure, through the technical and analytical simulations. Problems that affect the urban structures are the determinants, which are caused by these concepts: social, economic, physical, cultural factors of the built and inbuilt environment. Healthy cities aim to improve the living conditions and services in association with various urban development activities. Bring together the public, private and voluntary sectors. Enabling nations to mutually support each other in developing the performance of life.

The world contains many of the environmental decomposition which creates many families living in uninhabitable slums. This is caused by the unhealthy cities and urban context that are living in. The concept of co-production has introduced in the cities for the public services’ development and sustainability. It included solutions to a criticism that conducted in communities often fails in its design. Co-production aims to put principles of empowerment into practicing in communities. It is the relation between the service users and the community, through time, energy, cost, and knowledge.

City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth. The acceleration of the urban scale creates several families with different genders and ages. This should be assured by safe growth of all family members that are contained in the city. Truly developments were established in the low and the middle income countries, through the sustainable and green cities spread all over the city.

The ecological process triggers several solutions for the urban design planning. Designers have some lacks in the urban ecosystem; however, they do all of their best to keep the entire engulfed system in the city protected and safe. They have to take into consideration many other factors that affect the environmental issues: social, economic, context… making a truly use of the wastes of the materials used.