In response to the initiative launched by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to make Riyadh a sustainable city, this study aims to examine social sustainability in the built environment of Riyadh city. The study focused on AL- waha residential neighborhood as a case study. The main question is to what extent the neighborhood case study fulfilled the indicators of social sustainability. The study followed a two-pronged methodology: the first part was the study of the physical aspect of the neighborhood, and the second part was the study of the moral dimension of the population by distributing a questionnaire to them. The study concluded that the neighborhood has achieved a good level in promoting social sustainability, such as the availability of sidewalks for pedestrians, the availability of gardens and parks, the clear landmarks of the neighborhood and the achievement of privacy in the dwelling, while there are still some aspects that need to be reviewed and strengthened to raise the efficiency of the neighborhood such as the availability of shaded paths, good distribution for services, the possibility of working within the neighborhood.
Nasser, Gamal Mohammed and Alghamdi, Mohammad
"SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF RIYADH CITY (CASE STUDY: AL-WAHA RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD),"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 27:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol27/iss2/5