The Urban waterfronts of submerged heritage cities hold significant cultural and natural value that necessitates preservation. However, these sites suffer from a disconnection between nature and culture in heritage conservation practices, negatively impacting heritage sites, ecosystems, and human well-being. Biophilic urbanism offers a valuable tool to address this gap, creating healthier cities. This paper explores how to implement biophilic urbanism elements in conserving urban waterfronts of submerged heritage cities. Through a comprehensive literature review, the study discusses the gap between heritage and nature in conservation practices and explores the perception of biophilic urbanism elements in conserving the urban waterfront of submerged heritage cities. Additionally, the study explores the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating biophilic urbanism into conservation practices. In conclusion, this research provides theoretical and practical insights for urban planners, policymakers, and heritage conservation practitioners to effectively utilize biophilic urbanism as a tool for conserving urban waterfronts and fostering a harmonious relationship between nature and culture in urban waterfront of submerged heritage cities.
Alashwah, Fatma Ahmed; Abdel Tawab, Ayman Professor; ELDarwish, Ingy professor; and Mehanna, Wesam
"Biophilic Urbanism As a Tool to Conserve Urban Waterfront of Submerged Heritage Cities,"
Journal of Engineering Research: Vol. 7:
6, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/erjeng/vol7/iss6/2