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Etd Tamu 2006B ARCH AlDouri 2

Etd Tamu 2006B ARCH AlDouri 2

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موضوع: طراحی شهری
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زیر موضوع: مدلهای سه بعدی
موضوع: طراحی شهری
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زیر موضوع: مدلهای سه بعدی

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IMPACT OF UTILIZING 3D DIGITAL URBAN MODELS ON THE DESIGN
CONTENT OF URBAN DESIGN PLANS IN US CITIES
A Dissertation
by
FIRAS A. SALMAN AL-DOURI

Submitted to theOffice of Graduate Studies of
Texas A&M University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
August 2006
Major Subject: Architecture
IMPACT OF UTILIZING 3D DIGITAL URBAN MODELS ON THE DESIGN
CONTENT OF URBAN DESIGN PLANS IN US CITIES
A Dissertation
by
FIRAS A. SALMAN AL-DOURI

Submitted to theOffice of Graduate Studies of
Texas A&M University
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Approved by:
Co-Chairs of Committee,
Mark J. Clayton
Robin F. Abrams
Committee Members,
Michael C. Neuman
Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco
Head of Department,
Dr. Mardelle M. Shepley
August 2006
Major Subject: Architecture
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ABSTRACT

Impact of Utilizing 3D Digital Urban Models on the Design Content of Urban Design Plans in
US Cities. (August 2006)
Firas A. Salman Al-Douri, B.S., Baghdad University;
M. S., Baghdad University
Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Mark J. Clayton

Some experts suggest that urban design plans in US cities may lack adequate coverage of the essential design aspects, particularly three-dimensional design aspects of the physical environment. Digital urban models and information technology tools may help designers visualize and interact with design alternatives, large urban data sets, and 3D information more effectively, thus correcting this problem. However, there is a limited understanding of the impact that these models may have on the quality of the design product and consequently hesitation about the appropriate methods of their usage. These suggest a need for research into how the usage of digital models can affect the extent with which urban design plans cover the essential design aspects. This research discusses the role digital models can play in supporting designers in addressing the essential design aspects. The research objective is to understand how the usage of digital models affects the coverage of the essential design aspects. The research applies a novel perspective of examining both the methods of modeling-supported urban design and the design content of urban design to attempt to reveal a correlation or causal relation.

Using the mixed method approach, this research includes three phases. The first, literature review, focused on reviewing secondary sources to construct theoretical propositions about the impact of digital modeling on urban design against which empirical observations were compared. Using qualitative content analysis, the second phase involved examining 14 plans to assess their design content and conducting structured interviews with the designers of four selected plans. The third phase involved sending questionnaire forms to designers in the planning departments and firms that developed the examined plans. The analysis results were compared with the theoretical propositions and discussed to derive conclusions.

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