AUM QASR VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION PROJECT: A CONNECTION TO AN ELEVATED URBAN FABRIC
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DescriptionNatural drainages systems are known to be important areas for recreational uses and ecosystem productivity. However, they can cause significant problems such as poor water quality and soil contamination if they are left degraded and unproductive. It has been shown globally that such areas near development can bring various advantages to human interaction with the landscape and enhancing the quality of natural habitat, when rehabilitated. Valleys in the city of Riyadh have undergone dramatic degradation with a continuous uncontrolled exploitation. Environmental rehabilitation strategies have been established by local agencies to bring back such degraded areas to serve the city drainage system and community livability. The main focus of this project is to involve landscape architecture planning and greenways techniques to create a master plan that interprets convenient rehabilitation solutions to the site conditions and habitat. Establishing an informed master plan is intended to connect people with their adjacent valley, create a sense of place, and improve the natural valley appearance.