Print ISSN: 2617-9547

Online ISSN: 2617-9555

Keywords : british cities


Urban Form Types and Some Related Social Problems of Multistorey Housing in Britain and the Gulf

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2011, Volume 10, Issue 22, Pages 278-292

The urban expansion of the Gulf cities included many multi-storey housing
projects of urban form types similar to those built in Britain during the post
Second Wold War period of reconstruction. According to the literature, these
types of urban form are associated with a number of social problems in relation
to the health of some residents, anti-social behaviour of some youngsters, and
some types of crime. The aim of this research is to identify the types of urban
form in the context of the British built environment and to conduct a pilot study
to investigate the presence of social problems in Gulf housing projects which
encompass urban forms similar to those built in Britain during the post Second
Wold War period. The conclusion is that some social problems can be traced in
some of the projects inspected in the study. The study suggest further in depth
research to determine the extent of such social problems and suggest design
some guidance for new projects in order to avoid such problems.