Investigation of housing preferences in view of the housing market dynamics in Doha metropolitan

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

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Since the 2000s, Doha has gone through enormous economic growth and urbanization processes. The massive migration inflows have suggested particular housing preferences that are driven by the demographic and lifestyle diversities of the multicultural population. Housing preferences of the multicultural population are defined in terms of housing location, cost, and typology. The paper aims to study housing preferences in view of the housing market dynamics in order to recommend future actions for housing planning and expansion. It focuses on the period from 2000 to 2017 where rapid urban development took place in Doha metropolitan considering cultural, sporting, economic, real estate, and political incidents. The methodological approach includes: questionnaire survey of housing preferences, and survey of the perceptions of housing market experts. The paper defines the major shifts in the housing market based on: the sporting events, construction boom, and real-estate boom. It will discuss solutions to reduce the gap between housing supply and demand. Also, it will conclude actions for future housing expansion based on the recommendations by key market experts towards a sustainable local economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Advances in Civil Engineering Materials
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers of the ICACE 2018 held in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia on 9th–10th May 2018
EditorsMokhtar Awang, Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811325106, 9789811325113
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 9 May 201810 May 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
PublisherSpringer, Singapore


Conference2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering
Abbreviated titleICACE 2018
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  • housing preferences
  • multicultural population
  • housing market
  • Doha metropolitan

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