GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
• The students presented a paper on resilient cities and a COVID-19 case study of Abu Dhabi at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism'
• The students were invited to publish their research in the International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, a Scopus indexed journal ranked Q2
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 25 April 2021:  Architecture students from Abu Dhabi University's (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) presented a research paper titled ‘Resilient cities and COVID-19 – an Abu Dhabi case study,' at an international conference focused on ‘Lockdown Urbanism,' organized by the International Community of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development. 
 
The research paper was presented to a panel of judges during the international conference held last month and earned a lot of interest. The students were invited to publish their research in the International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development (IRSPSD), a top-ranked Scopus indexed journal where leading academics is architecture publish their research. 
 
In the research, the students explore possible challenges that countries around the world might face during a pandemic, including risk management, infrastructure, and resources, and presents a case study on the UAE - the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular - showcasing the resilient approach that Abu Dhabi undertook to combat COVID-19. 
 
The paper, which covers an architectural and urban criterion, aims to study the capacity of large buildings and how they can be transformed into wide spaces with high medical standards and hygiene levels to accommodate medical emergencies during pandemics. 
 
Secondly, it proposes a master plan in a sample neighborhood in Abu Dhabi that shows the distribution and location of large spaces and potential buildings, which have been selected based on accessibility, proximity, capacity, the radius of services, the flexibility of plans/layout, and technicality. The research states that it is possible to transform and convert these buildings for medical use in future emergencies and crises. By enacting these measures, Abu Dhabi would be more spatially prepared for such risks and be able to act rapidly and efficiently.
 
Commenting on this achievement, Prof. Thomas Hochstettler, Provost of Abu Dhabi University, said, “This success is a testament to our students' ingenuity and hard work that is contributing to supporting Abu Dhabi University's vision to be a frontrunner in producing distinguished research. Student research is learning at its best: it is creative and challenging and enables students to experience first-hand the process of scholarly exploration that characterizes an academic mindset. For this reason, we are committed to providing our undergraduates with the highest standards of research and innovation and offering them an open platform to think, observe, and connect.”
 
Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Dean of the College of Engineering at ADU, said, “I am filled with indescribable pride on behalf of our talented students and their accomplishments. They have achieved great success at the international ‘Lockdown Urbanism' conference and will be featured in one of the world's most reputable academic journals. We are dedicated to providing a vibrant learning culture for our students and equipping them with advanced skills and expertise to give them a competitive edge and unlock their potential. By enabling them to share their input and insights, we are giving them the opportunity to tackle real-life matters, especially the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted the whole world in an unprecedented way.”
 
Dr. Rim Meziani, Associate Professor of Architecture at ADU, added, “I am immensely proud of our students for successfully developing this research and impressing the judges with their bright ideas. This is a prodigious achievement. We thank ADU for this opportunity, and I am delighted to have supervised and worked with these young and talented minds. It is a great honor for me to be part of a distinguished academic institution such as ADU that is always keen to support quality in research and education and retain hard-working and high achieving students.”
 
The students -  Aya Al Khatib, Maya Wacily, Heba Hejji, Zeina Adel Hammam, and Zakia Al Amry - developed their research under Dr. Rim Meziani's supervision, using resources available at the University. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3575 times
Posted on : Sunday, April 25, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Akhbar al Aan and AUE sign an MoU to support journalism and media students
Next Story : GEMS Education Celebrates Student Inventions to Mark World Creativity and Innovation Day
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Love Your Skin
Versus Los Feliz
Compose Your Own Unique Scent Using Ojar's Sillage Boosters
Malabar Gold & Diamonds redomiciles to Dubai International Financial Centre (DIF...
Reveal Your Brightest Skin this Summer with Herbal Essentials
Thought Series – the Good Life
Father's Day Favorites: Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum & Post Shave Lotion
Cebu Pacific Celebrates Philippine Independence Day with Special AED1 Seat Sale ...
5 Lovely Summer Outfit Ideas for 2021
Tanishq Reiterates Promises and Commitment to Regional Customers
Beach, Bar and Beyond
Own a Brand-New Renault from Arabian Automobiles from only AED 555 per month
Business Aviation at Dubai Airshow 2021: A Thriving Industry Despite the Challenges
Dubai Sports Council Organises Workshop for Dubai Club Administrators and Supervisors
Sunny PG
MoHAP Continues to provide Inspection of Private Medical and Pharmaceutical Faci...
Jaguar Land Rover to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Defender Fuel Cell Prototype
Emirates Literature Foundation Search Is on for Young Writers
Being Kind to Your Skin with HASK's NEW Body Care Collection
Ulissi Takes Emotional Victory in Slovenia
Adidas Launches the Latest Adizero Footwear, Evolving Fast for the Road and the Track
MRO Middle East Demonstrates Positive Outlook for Aviation Sector Recovery in th...
Mahzooz makes its 10th millionaire of 2021
Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Inaugurates Largest Fitness Centre in Abu Dhabi
First Aid - Wounds and Burns Workshop Hosted by Flamigel®
Flydubai and Alhosn Partner to make Travel more Convenient
Zayed University Partners With Education Innovator Minerva Project to Launch the...
Ariel PODS Launches Mind, Pody & Soul at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai
Mubadala Health Acquires a Controlling Stake in UEMedical
SEHA Advances Medical Education, Training, and Development With UAE's First ASHP...
INFINITI Q60: All-Round Vehicular Innovation
MBRU Launches First Doctorate Program in Dubai to Drive Support of Biomedical Sc...
Abu Dhabi University participates in Hassantuk for commercial buildings in colla...
Kia Takes Six Prizes at the 2021 Russian Car of the Year Awards
Mandatory Hallmarking of Gold: It is a Win-Win Deal for Buyers, Sellers
New Collaborative Effort to Prepare Emirati Youth for Higher Education Studies i...
PMI MENA Urges Global Business Leaders at UN Summit to Prioritise Sustainability
Abu Dhabi Airports Awarded ISAGO Registration
‘Everyday Diamond Fest' at Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Porsche goes the Extreme to Kick off Launch for new Taycan Cross Turismo
Ferrari Appoints Benedetto Vigna as Chief Executive Officer
International Medical Center Announces the Project Kick-off of its Unified Elect...
How Sustainability is Front and Center at THAT Concept Store
ENEC Achieves Latest Nuclear New Build Benchmark with 100 Million Safe Work Hour...
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announces Updated List of “Gre...
Free Burgers for Dad at Gourmet Burger Kitchen This Father's Day
How the Galaxy S21's AI Improves Your Photos in the Blink of an Eye
Abu Dhabi Is the First Location Globally to Recieve the First Shipment of the Ne...
Travel Quarantine-Free With Etihad Airways From AED 995
National Ambulance provides Emergency Medical Services at Abu Dhabi Airports