Green Loops: Reimagining the Streets of Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Master of Landscape Architecture Program

Student Name: David Hedding


Project Name: Green Loops: Reimagining the Streets of Riyadh, Saudia Arabia


Course: Capstone


Course Instructor: Joseph Favour/Rebecca Krinke

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has bold visions for the city of Riyadh over the next ten years. With recent dramatic shifts to the socio-cultural landscape and the pending threat of climate change to permanently alter modes of energy consumption and natural disaster planning, Riyadh stands poised to reinvent itself as a leader in sustainable urban design. By connecting neighborhoods via vegetated, pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets, Riyadh can address challenges like stormwater management, urban heat island effect, and habitat degradation, while creating a human-scale public realm for all people that promotes a healthy, active and engaged community.

PROJECT IMAGES

A rendering showing the sideview of a streetscape.
An aerial rendering view of the street grid.
An aerial view of a rendering blocking out planning space.