Modeling Airflow in Urban Form against Sand Accumulation: a Case of Saltation in the Town of Timimoun in Southern Algeria

Djamel Mestoul; Rafik Bensalem; Luc Adolphe

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 43-48

  In our present research, we focus on the modeling of airflow related to natural disasters, such assand accumulation, with urban form studies. The objective is to find which urban form can promote sand passing andreduce as much as possible stagnation of sand in the building area (streets, alleys, etc.). ...  Read More

Analysis of Visual Impacts in Compact City’s Form

Nima Mouhebati

Volume 2, Issue 3 , July 2012, , Pages 51-56

  Desired physical form of cities has been noticeable since the beginning of urbanization, from old patterns of early civilizations to the latest urbanism’s theories, which offered to build better cities. The opinions in recent decades have expressed that compact physical form of cities ...  Read More

Technology and Urban Form: A Philosophical and Historical Perspective

Abbas Shieh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 73-80

  Urban form has undergone tremendous changes throughout history. These changes have stemmed from various causes. Technology has been one of the most influential forces in changing the face of cities, leaving different marks on the city form. In fact, technology has gained an increasingly more ...  Read More

The Environmental and Social Manifestation of Islamic-Iranian Urban and Architectural Configuration

Seyed Majid Mofidi Shemirani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , November 2011, , Pages 35-38

  Recent increased Islamic awakening in many Muslim societies, have given a momentum to rise of contextual necessity for Islamic culture. As religion and way of life, Islam framed in city. City morphology according to Islamic ideology has brought interest to the discussion among the specialists and professionals ...  Read More