Enhancing spatial accessibility of tourist spots in Al Kharj city through space syntax analysis





Tourist Spots, Spatial Accessibility, Space Syntax analysis, Al Kharj City, Saudi Arabia.


The tourism industry plays a pivotal role in the economic growth and cultural enrichment of cities. Urban regeneration has been considered as a key focus of urban tourism development. This study investigates the application of space syntax as an analytical and design tool in urban regeneration efforts, specifically focusing on Al Kharj City, Saudi Arabia, as a burgeoning tourist destination. The research aims to enhance the spatial accessibility of tourist spots in Al Kharj through space syntax analysis, addressing existing gaps in understanding and optimizing accessibility within the city. By integrating space syntax analysis into urban planning processes, this study seeks to inform stakeholders about the importance of spatial accessibility in enhancing the visitors’ experience and fostering sustainable urban development. Through a multi-scale approach and advanced analytical techniques, the study provides insights into the complex relationships between spatial structures, economic activities, and functional distributions, offering recommendations for improving accessibility and optimizing the spatial distribution of tourist services in Al Kharj. Integrating spatial analysis into urban planning, enhancing connectivity and integration, promoting community involvement, addressing spatial disparities, and implementing evidence-based interventions could result in a more accessible and inclusive urban environment for the enhancement of urban tourism.


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Author Biography

Mubarak Aldosari, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, College of Education in Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

Prof., Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, College of Education in Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. The authors extend their appreciation to Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University for funding this research work through the project number (PSAU/2024/01/28311).                        


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How to Cite

Aldosari, M. (2024). Enhancing spatial accessibility of tourist spots in Al Kharj city through space syntax analysis. Amazonia Investiga, 13(76), 141–156. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2024.76.04.12