Perspectives on Everyday Urbanism: Evidence from an Abu Dhabi Neighborhood

Khaled Alawadi, Shefa Hashem, Praveen Maghelal

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Everyday urbanism, a bottom-up planning approach, exemplifies the discourse in current planning practice through the lens of critical urbanism. This study uses morphological mapping, observation, and open- and closed-ended questionnaire responses to identify factors that facilitate everyday urbanism in a neighborhood in Abu Dhabi and offer an action plan for putting everyday urbanism into practice. Findings indicate that everyday urbanism is facilitated by both formal planning and bottom-up interventions. Planning education and practice should teach, train, and encourage people-centered planning in a context-sensitive way that adapts to the social and cultural needs of the community.

Original languageBritish English
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • adaptability
  • critical urbanism
  • everyday urbanism
  • neighborhood planning
  • urban form


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