publication . Article . 2018

The Practice Of City Planning And Design In The Gulf Region: The Case Of Abu Dhabi, Doha And Manama

AL-Mohannadi, Asmaa Saleh; Furlan, Raffaello;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2018
  • Publisher: ArchNet
This research study explores the Arabian Gulf region’s practice of city planning and design in response to the active forces of globalization. The focused scope of analysis is justified by the commonalities that unite the Arabian Gulf region, among them is the active response to globalization and the rapid urbanization process. Following the coverage of the regional context, an investigation of the city planning and design is presented in the study as a case study approach. Three coastal Arabian Gulf capitals -Abu Dhabi, Doha and Manama- are selected as primary units of analysis, investigating their urban evolution, the recent planning practice and urban develop...
free text keywords: Globalization, rapid urbanization process, urban design, development vision, Arabian gulf region, capitals, megaprojects
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