Pedestrianization through Tactic

Hend H. Yassin

Many ancient cities around the world were known with their livability (Rodriguez, G.R., Brebbia, C.A. & Almorza, D., 2017). However, these cities started to lose this feature, when vehicles became prior to pedestrians who lost their sense of place (Nady, 2015), as many negative impacts came along. In return, people escaped the city’s core searching for lively districts with attractive streets where the human basic activities can be performed. As a result, dead city centers were left behind (Ibrahim, 2016). The present paper work proposes an integrative literature between the pedestrianization and livability, then introduce a creative implementation approach to pedestrianization in order to achieve the following objectives: 1- a tool to break the various barriers that may face implementation, 2-a method of exploration regarding the potential of the misused asphalt, 3- a tactic to re-attract people to the city’s core and its walkable environment and finally, 4- restore the city’s livability thus its urban sustainable development.

From this perspective, by rejuvenating the core of a city, the entire city’s livability could be restored, causing an urban sustainable development, through the creative tactical urbanism. Also, the research includes an analysis of international examples, based on the criterion of tactical urbanism practices.

Keywords

Livability; Pedestrianization; Tactical Urbanism; Urban Sustainable Development

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