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A Framework to Evaluate the Impact of Building Legislation on the Performance of the Built Environment: The Case of Kuwait, a Master-Planned City-State

Abstract This thesis focuses on the impacts of building regulations, in the form of building codes, on the development of an urban fabric. In particular, it investigates the role of building codes on a place that has an inherent sociocultural structure that manifests itself spatially. Using Kuwait City, a once traditional Islamic city, impacts of ‘international’ standards employed through master planning are explored at the neighborhood scale. Kuwait City serves as an ideal case study because of its historic Islamic and Arabic urban pattern that was derived from sociocultural customs, religious beliefs and terrestrial conditions. These influences resulted in a once cohesive city of a courtyard house typology, with narrow and shaded alleyways structu... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor AlKhaled, Saud Reyadh (Author) / Talen, Emily (Advisor) / Webster, Douglas (Committee member) / Smith, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Urban planning / Architecture
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 91 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Urban and Environmental Planning 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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