The Souq Waqif Heritage Site in Doha: Spatial Form and Livability

  title={The Souq Waqif Heritage Site in Doha: Spatial Form and Livability},
  author={Raffaello Furlan and Laura Faggion},
  journal={American Journal of Environmental Engineering},
(Purpose) The aim of this paper is to examine how and the extent to which the urban form of the heritage site of the Souq Waqif in Doha (1) encourages the formation of enhanced levels of social and community engagement (i.e., social life) and (2) can be further implemented in order to enhance social interactions. (Methodology) The study investigates the relationship between the Souq Waqif’s settlement and users’ levels of social interactions. In order to provide an answer to the main questions… 

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