Housing Patterns from the Perspective of the Provisions of Regulation and Housing Density: Salt City as Case Study

  • Suhad Isaaf Al-Azab
  • Othman M. Ghnaim, Prof. Dr. Professor of Geography, Al - Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Abstract

The study aimed to present and analyze housing patterns from the perspective of the provisions of regulation and housing density in the city of Salt, and to achieve its goals, the descriptive approach was used.  The study data were collected and analyzed using simple descriptive statistics methods, deduction and extrapolation methods, and categorical analysis using GIS technology. Results revealed that the housing pattern of the category of organization (D) concentrated in the city center on the basis that it is the oldest part in it, followed by the category (C) housing pattern, and the more we head towards the outskirts of the city, the greater categories of housing (housing A + housing B + private housing + agricultural housing. Additionally, the housing category (D + C) is almost not existed in the outskirts of the city. The results    confirmed the fact that the city has a dual urban personality; the old personality which is dominated by (D + C) housing pattern, while the modern urban personality is dominated by housing with an organized category (A + B + Private + Agricultural). It is also noted that the housing density rises in the housing pattern of the organizational category (D) and decreases in the housing patterns in the categories A, B, and C and in the private and agricultural housing. The study recommended that decision makers and planners in the city of Salt should look at the most important factors affecting population growth and housing density during the design process of the city's population policies, in addition to stop giving permits for construction in the old city neighborhoods to preserve the architectural heritage style that distinguishes the city and determines its identity, as many buildings have been demolished under the pretext of revamping the residential building.

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Author Biography

Othman M. Ghnaim, Prof. Dr., Professor of Geography, Al - Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Othman Ghnaim does research in Geography, Water Science and Environmental Science.

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Published
2020-04-01
How to Cite
AL-AZAB, Suhad Isaaf; GHNAIM, Othman M.. Housing Patterns from the Perspective of the Provisions of Regulation and Housing Density: Salt City as Case Study. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 573-589, apr. 2020. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2020.9.2.573.589>. Date accessed: 05 june 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2020.9.2.573.589.
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