Investigating land use dynamics in emerging cities: the case of downtown neighbourhood in Doha

Hatem Ibrahim, Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann, Bassma Aboukalloub, Reem Awwaad

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The study of land use dynamics in emerging cities will inform sustainable development in the future. Doha has witnessed urban transition phases. The study objectives are: (1) conduct a review of neighbourhood planning theories and (2) develop a prototype for downtown land use dynamics in emerging cities. The developed prototype considers physical and socioeconomics aspects. The research tools are: content analysis of real-estate reports, observation study, and preferences survey. Fereej Abdulaziz has been selected as an example. The study emphasizes the importance of policymakers in analysing the changes of neighbourhood, with an overarching aim of guiding future growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-411
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Urban Design
Issue number3
Early online date15 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2020


  • neighbourhood planning
  • emerging cities
  • Doha
  • physical and socioeconomic aspects

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