A Manual for Reducing Heat in Jeddah’s Urban Parks to Enhance Elderly’s Experience
Keywords:Elderly, exhaustion; urban, parks, heat, vegetation; improvement, health; manual.
This thesis focuses on improving urban parks to enhance elderly experience and offer a better quality of life. It analyzes both their physical and emotional needs and delves into ways to enhance their experience when visiting parks in Jeddah. The target users of this study were both the elderly, aged 65 and above, and their companions. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, needed information was gathered from both groups. Statistics were analyzed and showed that heat was a common factor affecting the quality of experience for park visitors. To further investigate the issue and acquire better solutions, precedent studies were analyzed. The aim of this research is to fill an existing gap locally by researching the effects of high temperatures on park visitors, specifically the elderly, and ways to implement solutions through redesigning urban parks in the city of Jeddah. The changes proposed, following the 2030 vision will aid in enhancing the quality of life for citizens and encourage healthy living.
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