Cities such as Washington, Isfahan and Dubai witnessed a remarkable boom in real estate prices in the vicinity of metro stations, while Greece was affected by the boom in commercial activity and modification of land uses. Now, with the remarkable urban expansion of Al Riyadh City and the expected increase in population, this research discusses the expected effects of elevated metro stations on the residential neighborhood’s urban fabric, whether land uses, floor heights, price changes, and the impact on the urban landscape and social behavior. The research depends on the descriptive analytical approach, starting with literary studies, then analyzing a case study of the nearest neighborhood from an elevated metro station in the city through field tour and observation, then conducting focused interviews with specialized experts and stakeholders, added to the neighboring residents. It founds: that there are fixed effects represented in the development of streets design, and improving the visual landscape of the city, and there are almost fixed effects represented in the modification of land uses and floors heights within a circle with radius of two hundred meters around stations, and possible effects such as women's use of the metro, increased walkability and improving facades for more privacy.
Qassab, Noha and Alghamdi, Mohammad
"The Impact of Elevated Metro Stations on the Urban Fabric of Residential Neighborhoods of Riyadh City,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 26:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol26/iss3/4