My Speech of KSU Graduation 2001
- Waleed Alzamil
- Dr. Waleed Alzamil (Arabic: وليد سعد الزامل) is a faculty member in the Department of Urban Planning, King Saud University (KSU). He has PhD in Urban Planning & Environmental Policy (UPEP), Texas Southern University, United States of America in 2014. He has a Master of Community Planning (MCP) from University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America in 2010. He has Master of Science (M.Sc.) as well as Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with (Hons) in Urban Planning from King Saud University (KSU) in Saudi Arabia. He has been an adjunct instructor at the King Saud University (KSU) for a little more than six years. He has also been working in UC Community Design Center (CDC) in the field of Affordable Housing in Cincinnati Uptown, summer 2010. Waleed Alzamil is the author of one book entitled 'The Experiences of Governments in Dealing with Squatter Settlements' published by Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany, 2011. He holds an accreditation as an "Urban Planner" from Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE). He is a member of several professional organizations including American Planning Association (APA), Urban Affairs Association (UAA), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As it is known that urban planning is based on the balance between three main elements are environment, economy, and society. The successful plan, which benefits from environmental sources (without depletion of the rights of future generations), meets the needs of the community, and has a good economic return, is reflected in the society. The existence of any defect in this system, whether in the interest in one of the elements at the expense of the other, or the inability to meet one of these needs will undoubtedly create a final product is not successful. Imposed harsh economic sanctions on the sources of the contaminated environment in the city will not be enough to preserve the environment without the presence of a system of "smart growth" depends on the utilization of available resources without damaging the environment and to achieve economic returns, which reflected positively on the society by using planning tools including incentives, regulations, and attract positive of public investments, and efficient use of the tax.
Global economy is Process that aims to unify the parts of the world economy and the elimination of barriers that prevent full freedom of trade, by increasing the size and type of trade, whether for goods or services, in addition to the movement of capital and technology between the various countries and an end to any intervention of the state in economic activity. Global economy depends on the integration of economic between all countries within the framework of a global economic system.
Friday, January 6, 2012
When I came to Houston for the first time I heard a lot of complaints about traffic congestion. Initially, I did not notice that. However, one day, in the evening I went out of my home, I could not get access to the university on time due to congestion in the highway. I have discovered that there are peak hours of traffic congestion associated with the work times. Nevertheless, this is not the main cause of the problem of traffic congestion in Houston! In fact, I know in the field of urban planning (my study field), that there are many reasons for traffic congestion related with the rate of car ownership, transport alternatives, the efficiency of the transport system, and distribution of commercial activities within the city.We can develop logical solutions contribute to reducing traffic congestion in Houston. However, we must first determine the main reasons for this congestion. In fact, I know that there is public transport system in Houston, but I have no information whether this system covers the entire city and important areas or not. In addition, I have no information whether a lot of people prefer to use alternatives transport other than the car such as walking, bike, motorcycle, and the effectiveness of these alternatives to replace the car as a means of transportation. Moreover, I have no information about the rate of car ownership in the city and the distribution of commercial activities within the city. I will be also need to statistical data on the peak times of the traffic congestion and the way of distributed in the main roads.