Research Output per year
• The case study Doha has proven to be a valid choice due to its emerging significance in the region and its rather unique development conditions. Cross-sectional analyses are highly recommended to extend similar research attempts to other emerging cities in the Gulf and worldwide.
• The recent evolution of Doha has been mainly affected by a new public development vision and subsequent public investment strategies.
• The city of Doha has entered a new and rather distinguished stage of urban development during the beginning of the new millennium.
• The lack of public planning due to capacity deficits and organizational reconfigurations in combination with the high growth pressure have led to uncoordinated and fragmented development patterns.
• A large percentage of the present service sector in Qatar is depending on the temporary construction boom.
• Many knowledge intensive services are provided by companies operating from the Emirate of Dubai.
• Companies within advanced producer service sectors need a high diversity of accessible office locations.
• The urban area of Doha has doubled since 2003.
• Urban sprawl was mainly affected by the extensive low rise compound developments for international workforce.
• Most residential districts for high income groups are undersupplied regarding services and facilities resulting in long travel distances (such as an average of 7 km from residences to grocery stores).
• Favored public spaces are limited to a rather small number considering the size of the city and number of inhabitants (less than 2 square meters of green space per inhabitant).
• Public spaces lack responsiveness to various cultural needs.
• The cultural background highly affects the perception of urban qualities.
• Traffic congestion, lack of construction standards and missing social services have been identified as the key challenges to establish livability in Doha.
• Fast urban growth has led to the need for the extension of highway networks, which has led to the disintegration of local districts and their urban centers.
• The missing development of integrated urban centers has led to a high dependency on three to five major shopping malls.
• Due to the extensive urban sprawl in the West of the city, the most integrated and accessible urban area has shifted from Al Salata and A-Ring Road to Al Sadd and C-Ring Road.
• The West Bay business center lacks accessibility and infrastructure and therefore faces inhibited development.
• The C-Ring Road has emerged as the main central business spine of Doha.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/11 → 1/06/14|
- knowledge-intensive economy
- spatial typologies
- spatial qualities
- urban environment
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Architectural and urban research for an enhanced decision-making on urban dynamics of emerging cities
Ashraf Salama (Participant), Alain Thierstein (Participant), Florian Wiedmann (Participant)
Impact: Impact - for External Portal › Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety
Activities per year
Guest Lecture: Modernity – Identity in a World of Global Flows: The Case of the Arabian Peninsula, NPU, Xi'an, ChinaAshraf Salama (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Interview: Newsletter, Qatar National Research Fund: Toward a more conscious approach to urban developmentAshraf Salama (Interviewee)
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation