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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2018, 4(1), 1-9
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-4-1-1
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Urban Development: Mapping Social Impact Assessment among Educators of Al Ain City

Abul Salam1, and Naeema Al Hosani1

1Department of Geography and Urban Panning, UAE University, Al Ain Abu Dhabi UAE

Pub. Date: January 26, 2018

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Abul Salam and Naeema Al Hosani. Urban Development: Mapping Social Impact Assessment among Educators of Al Ain City. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2018; 4(1):1-9. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-4-1-1

Abstract

This study investigates the level of social welfare services offered in Al-Ain, by gauging how satisfied educators are with the quality and quantity of services offered and its current distribution. This study employs a descriptive survey approach in collecting data from 120 respondents using stratified random sampling. Data was collected using questionnaires, directed to the respondent. Primary data was collected from the key informant through interview among educators, while secondary data was collected from Al-Ain Municipality and town planning department. Results show that the level of the quantity of social services in Al-Ain city is average with 69.1 percent while; quality of the social service in the study area is average/middle with 70.8 percent. At the same time 20.8 percent of the respondents of the study suggested that, the quantity of social service in the study area is upper middle. Remaining 5.8 and 4.1 percent of the respondents are saying quality of the social service is lower and poor respectively. Most of the respondents suggest that Al-Ain needs more parks, entertainment nightclubs, dining restaurants and convenience stores. In the city, many local workers ride their bikes to and from work. 82 percent of respondents said that city needs the bicycle and walking trials, but the remaining suggested that there is no need. The study suggests that increasing public participation and strengthening the ability of developers will help to improve the future city infrastructure to develop in proposed long-term plan Al-Ain 2030.

Keywords:
educators mapping social impact assessment urban development

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