Landscape Design Guidelines for Kuwait, a Master’s Thesis by Yasmin Al-Mutawa, 1993

Al-Mutawa, Yasmin. “Landscape Design Guidelines for Kuwait.” Order No. 1355112, The University of Arizona, 1993.

Abstract (by author):

Prior to the Iraqi invasion and occupation, there was limited landscaping in Kuwait. Public gardens, highways, streets, governmental and private buildings had been planted to some extent.

In the post invasion days the Amir of Kuwait has set a goal to beautify Kuwait by intensified landscaping. Responsibility for this Plan was given to the Public Authority for Agriculture and Fisheries (PAAF) which in turn, commissioned the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) to develop the Plan, in collaboration with PAAF staff.

Currently, a Strategic and Master Plan for” Greenery” Development (1995-2010) is being prepared. The plan will consist of guidelines for the gradual landscaping of Kuwait focusing on the urban areas. The objectives of this thesis is to ensure the development of guidelines into a comprehensive body o knowledge which takes these categories into consideration: sociocultural factors, functional factors, environmental/ecological factors and aesthetic factors.

It is hoped that this information could be synthesized into a thoughtful, utilitarian landscape design guideline for Kuwait.

A digital copy of the thesis can be found at the University of Arizona Campus Repository site here.

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