JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Analyzing the Response of Urban Design Plans to the Emerging Drivers in the Contemporary Urban Environment of US Cities: A Comparative Study
Author(s): Firas Al-Douri
Citation: Firas Al-Douri, (2020) "Analyzing the Response of Urban Design Plans to the Emerging Drivers in the Contemporary Urban Environment of US Cities: A Comparative Study," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pp. 55-81
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
This research examines the substantive content of two urban design plans to assess the extent to which their goals were translated into high-coverage design aspects across the tiers of the design hierarchy. The results showed that both plans have failed to consider design and sustainability as overarching crossscale elements. The emerging drivers were neither explicitly emphasized nor reflected in the plans’ themes and policies. The translation of the plan goals into design themes, focus areas, and high-coverage design aspects has involved many discrepancies due to low coverage of the related design aspects and to the approach of the plan’s development.