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The Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Old Neighbourhoods a Case Study of Aburouf Neighbourhood - Sudan

The Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Old Neighbourhoods a Case Study of Aburouf Neighbourhood - Sudan

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Title: The Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Old Neighbourhoods a Case Study of Aburouf Neighbourhood - Sudan
Author: Elsadig, Iglal Misbah; Awad, Zuhal Eltayeb
Abstract: Aburouf residential area is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Omdurman Town -Sudan. The neighbourhood enjoys an outstanding location facing the Nile with an organic planning pattern and a homogeneous society. The study aims to examine features and principles supporting sustainable neighbourhoods that prevailing in Aburouf and to outline challenges that prevent the neighbourhood to cope with the new demands of development and present some recommendations to upgrade the neighbourhood. The research found many features of sustainability in the neighbourhood such as: A high degree of integration of land uses and activities, narrow meandering roads and alleys which are interconnected and discourage through traffic, a flourishing economic activity, a planning pattern which follows land topography with natural rain water drainage channels. The neighbourhood is facing some challenges such as lack of sub-centres, absence of clear road hierarchy, unhealthy removal of human waste , air and noise pollution.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/24661
Date: 2015


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