Urban Environment

 

Recent Submissions

  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
    In light of the numerous benefits of increased walkability, which is commonly defined as the extent to which the built environment encourages conducting walking trips, an increasing number of research efforts have been ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
  • Kaysi, Isam; Abou Zeid, Maya; Saliba, Robert; Myntti, Cynthia (2011)
    Presentation covering elements of neighborhood congestion studies, vision for Bliss Street, current conditions in the neighborhood, and recommendations for improving traffic flow.
  • Al-Sadi, Sara; Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2011)
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
    Traffic congestion and parking deficit have become a serious burden on commuters in many urban areas. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the market demand potential of a shared-ride taxi service for the students ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2013)
    The American University of Beirut (AUB), an urban campus in the city center of Beirut, Lebanon, is seeking solutions to parking and congestion problems in its neighborhood. However, documented Transportation Demand Management ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2013)
    This study analyzes a travel survey conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at AUB in 2013. The survey collected data on students’ travel patterns, their potential use of a shared-ride taxi ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2010)
    This study is conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut. They collected data about trips made to various businesses in the Hamra area ...
  • Kaysi, Isam; Al-Naghi, Hani; Myntti, Cynthia (2007)
    The study investigates the modes of travel of students at the American University of Beirut in 2007.
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2010)
    As part of the Neighborhood Initiative Congestion Studies, a travel survey was conducted in 2010 to understand the travel patterns of students and employees, including the commute (daily travel) to AUB and the daytime walking ...
  • Arbid, George; Assi, Naji; Kanaan, Joy; Nasrallah, Maha (2005)
    In the summer of 2005, the course investigated 1950s and 60s apartment buildings in Ras Beirut. The drawings presented here are accompanied by analytical reports transcending the individual buildings to cover the urban ...
  • Shebli, Rabih; Chmaitelly, Hala (2010)
    Recognizing that the AUB Campus is blocked from its surrounding neighborhood, students were asked to come up with creative ways to overcome this separation and to increase interaction between AUB and its neighbors. Students ...
  • El Aris, Balsam; Shebli, Rabih (2008)
    Hamra is one of Beirut’s most dense urban settings: a district where commerce, residence, education, and services come together to form a hybrid context that is charged with the dynamics of movement and change. However, a ...
  • Harb, Mona (2012)
    Students in this urban planning class recommend new projects for the Neighborhood Initiative to consider.
  • Saikali, Maya (2013)
    As part of the graphic design course (GD203) 'Design in the Community', in Spring 2013, students were asked to create a map of a Ras Beirut Street, in this case Jeanne d'Arc, based on a particular interest they would map. ...
  • El-Fadel, Mutassim (2011)
    This student research (Final Year Project, Civil and Environmental Engineering) explores the feasibility of creating rainwater catchment systems for different types of buildings in Ras Beirut.
  • Makhzoumi, Jala (2008)
    The project explores landscape design approaches to improve the visual and environmental quality of AUB’s neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2007)
    This survey, conducted in 2007 by the Neighborhood Initiative and the Office of the Registrar, answers the questions: where to AUB students live and how do they get to campus?

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