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English Title

Optimum Tree Distribution for Pedestrian Walkway

Keywords

Tree distribution; Commercial street; Pedestrian walkway.

Disciplines

Architectural Engineering | Architecture | Engineering

Abstract

Designing a developed urban city requires sufficient methods to plan its principal parts that include walkways. These walkways are pedestrian connections that contain sidewalks, paths, and highway shoulders. Planning and executing a complete sidewalk require a fulfillment existence of all its parts from the pedestrian walkway, the street furniture, and the frontage zone. The objective of this paper is to increase the surface shadows for the pedestrian walking areas, to attract more people which, increase the economic value of the commercial street. Tripoli city and in particular “Achir El-Dayeh” street is the main case study, as the pedestrian walkway in this region contains several different problems: behavioral, poor design, and other problems related to the municipality. The research focuses on the poor design of this street that lacking in the essential street elements, the inappropriate distribution of trees in the pedestrian walkway.

The methodology used in this research initiates with a detailed analysis of the current pedestrian walkway situation to evaluate the tree distribution level in the selected street, and how far it is distributed properly. To renovating the street trees distribution, the software “Rhino Grasshopper” is applied to assess the proposed scenarios to find out the optimum design solution, it is found that using specific types of trees could provide the best shading for the pedestrian walkway.

English Abstract

Designing a developed urban city requires sufficient methods to plan its principal parts that include walkways. These walkways are pedestrian connections that contain sidewalks, paths, and highway shoulders. Planning and executing a complete sidewalk require a fulfillment existence of all its parts from the pedestrian walkway, the street furniture, and the frontage zone. The objective of this paper is to increase the surface shadows for the pedestrian walking areas, to attract more people which, increase the economic value of the commercial street. Tripoli city and in particular “Achir El-Dayeh” street is the main case study, as the pedestrian walkway in this region contains several different problems: behavioral, poor design, and other problems related to the municipality. The research focuses on the poor design of this street that lacking in the essential street elements, the inappropriate distribution of trees in the pedestrian walkway.

The methodology used in this research initiates with a detailed analysis of the current pedestrian walkway situation to evaluate the tree distribution level in the selected street, and how far it is distributed properly. To renovating the street trees distribution, the software “Rhino Grasshopper” is applied to assess the proposed scenarios to find out the optimum design solution, it is found that using specific types of trees could provide the best shading for the pedestrian walkway.

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