The Valuable Age of the Urban Products
Dr. Haitham Alshimari, Mr. Adil Zamil Manshad Al-Saidi

Urban products have different values depending on their role in the urban environment. Some of these products keep their high values for long time and they may form a pub-icon for the local and global culture. Other products have segregation between rising and declining in their values based on many factors. The main factors that affect the urban product's value depend on the product's characteristics, the urban context, and the users. The new products take about one year to have their initial values. These values could be changed positively or negatively along the time. After some years, these values growing up dramatically while others are declining. The declining products need new initiations to arise their values. So, the research problem of this paper is; the values of the urban products are changing negatively or positively along the time with uncertainty of defining the main factors that caused this change. How could the urban product's value (the age value of the building) be changed? Therefore, the aim of this paper is to define the main factors that cause the urban products values' change. The research has built its hypothesis which is; the urban product's values affected by their characteristics, the context, and the users. These drivers could play the main role in upgrading or degrading the product's values. As the main problems of the urban product are physical, performance, and interaction with the surroundings. The threshold theory's philosophy could be used to lay a methodology to support the physical, performance, and interactional dimensions to exceed the problems that reduce the valuable age of the urban product.

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