Adaptive Reuse Policy Evaluation at the Old City of Sana’a Yemen


  • Laila Haidar Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, Sunway University, Malaysia



Adaptive Reuse, Policy, Evaluation, the Old City Sana’a –Yemen.


The study evaluates the adaptive reuse policy at the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen. A case study of the Tower Houses and private investors establishing projects such as; Hotel, and Art Gallery with high intervention. The data collection was by i) Structured interview with authorities, ii) On-site observation applied services, iii) literature search of forms, guidelines, previous projects, and reports. In result, few vital gaps in the policy practice between the permit of intervention and practice. Also, stages of intervention lack monitoring and expert’s validation.

Additionally, Hotel guidelines inapplicable to the Tower House capacity. Findings will help the authority to upgrade their policy practice and guidelines

Keywords: Adaptive Reuse, Policy, Evaluation, the Old City Sana’a –Yemen. 

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Haidar, L. (2019). Adaptive Reuse Policy Evaluation at the Old City of Sana’a Yemen. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(11), 119-127.