Integrating Renewable-Based Solar Energy into Sustainable and Resilient Urban Furniture Coupled with a Logical Multi-Comparison Study of Cyprus and Saudi Arabia

Badr Saad Alotaibi, Khaled Ramah Mohammed Khalifa, Mohammed Awad Abuhussain*, Yakubu Aminu Dodo, Mohammad Alshenaifi, Mukhtar Sabiu Yahuza, Mohammed Algamadi, Nedhal Al-Tamimi, Ammar Maghrabi, Sani I. Abba*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyze and evaluate the urban furniture in the public space of Dr. Fazil Kucuk Park in Nicosia and compare it with a logical Saudi Arabian case study. As such, the focus is on sustainability and renewable energy sources, especially the application of solar energy technologies in urban furniture, in order to determine the feasibility of using sustainable energy to operate the park. A qualitative research approach was chosen, using both secondary and primary data, along with images from the park. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, and this applies to both primary and secondary data used in this study. This research used six types of urban furniture, which are lighting, public art, benches, trash cans, bike stands, and billboards. The study showed that only the lights are efficient in using solar energy in the garden, while the rest of the furniture does not have it. The study assesses the integration of solar energy technologies in urban furniture at Dr. Fazil Kucuk Park in Nicosia, contrasting it with a Saudi Arabian case. The study’s scope encompasses six urban furniture types, emphasizing sustainability. The findings suggest actionable insights for enhancing furniture to align with international sustainable development standards. Therefore, it was concluded that more efforts are needed to upgrade the urban furniture in Dr. Fazil Kucuk Park to meet international standards to achieve sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2887
JournalProcesses
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

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Keywords

  • Dr. Fazil Kucuk Park
  • Nicosia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • solar energy
  • urban furniture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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