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InpPrince Mugrin University (formerly Al Bayan Colleges) in Madinah, KSA – My House My Environment

By on August 18, 2016
Prince Mugrin University (formerly Al Bayan Colleges) in Madinah, KSA

Contact name and title
Assistant Professor Dr. Ing. Diana Chekkoury Idrissi


Title of activity
My House My Environment

Description of activity
I have launched with a group of my students (Interior Architecture and Architecture Engineering) from the female department of the Engineering College of Price Mugrin University in Madinah a volunteering Initiative in collaboration with the NGO "Taiba Women Society for Social Development" consisting on choosing a number of private Houses and proposing to their owners to assist them by redesigning for free their property outdoor sidewalk and entrance threshold. The young future architects will advise them on how to embellish their outdoor and ask them in counterpart to plant some trees on the side of the public street that belongs to their house…
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

Main themes of this activity
Planning and Design

Changes that took place as a result of this activity
This activity is contributing to disseminate within female households the culture of planting trees and caring for it. It has also increased student’s awareness as well as their families, friends and a significant layer of the civil society on the importance and beauty of the Natural Environment and how green areas and trees are increasing the value of architecture and urban space.
How the impact of the activity was measured
This activity is aiming at affording shaded streets and more green areas for pedestrians and decreasing in a long- and medium term our cities impact on climate change…
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