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Big Events in Urban Life Cycle Analysis-the Case of Damascus, Syria

Mariam Eissa
University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

Manuscript received July 10, 2020; revised January 17, 2021; accepted April 28, 2021;issue published May 20, 2021.

Abstract—Applying the Lourenço’s meta-analysis for studying the changes in the urban planning process of Damascus city affected by the ongoing war in Syria, this analysis creates better realization of the consequences of the events over the urban planning process and actions, to help the process of decision making and new urbanism after the end of the war. The analysis will conduct scientific research using the theoretical framework of Lourenço’s metaanalysis by comparing the idealized evolution to the observed urban dynamics of Damascus for years between (1960-2015). This work will produce early awareness of any abnormality in the life cycle process, therefore better respond to the impacts of the events. Damascus is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic and the centre of the large metropolitan of 1.711.000 inhabitants (2009). With an area of 105 km², and density of 310/km² Damascus has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1979, also it is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean). 
 
Index Terms—introduction, thermotical framework, Damascus city, Lourenço´s model in Damascus Case, conclusion

Cite: Mariam Eissa, "Big Events in Urban Life Cycle Analysis-the Case of Damascus, Syria," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 61-66, May 2021. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.10.2.61-66

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