Sustainable urban qualities in the emerging city of Doha

Florian Wiedmann, Ashraf M. Salama, Velina Mirincheva

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Various urban qualities are required for sustainable urban development, which is a particular challenge in the case of emerging cities such as Qatar's capital, Doha. Therefore, this paper seeks to introduce a framework concerning how to investigate urban qualities and their production in space in order to clarify the challenges and limitations of planning for sustainability. The paper is based on analyses and evaluations of GIS data as well as a series of interviews with 10 planning experts at the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and a series of questionnaires received from 350 inhabitants. After introducing the basic framework as a model, the three dimensions of sustainability - ecological efficiency, economic growth and social equity - are analysed in relation to the urban qualities needed for producing them. In conclusion the general challenges in establishing sustainable urban development mechanisms in Doha are discussed.

LanguageEnglish
Pages62-84
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Urbanism
Volume7
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jan 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Fingerprint

urban development
sustainability
sustainable development
urban planning
equity
Qatar
economic growth
planning
GIS
ministry
inhabitant
municipality
Geographical Information System
expert
efficiency
questionnaire
interview
evaluation
city

Keywords

  • Doha
  • emerging city
  • sustainability
  • urban planning
  • urban quality
  • urbanism

Cite this

Wiedmann, Florian ; Salama, Ashraf M. ; Mirincheva, Velina. / Sustainable urban qualities in the emerging city of Doha. In: Journal of Urbanism . 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 62-84.
@article{2ee0b202ee004880845bd5f662c23792,
title = "Sustainable urban qualities in the emerging city of Doha",
abstract = "Various urban qualities are required for sustainable urban development, which is a particular challenge in the case of emerging cities such as Qatar's capital, Doha. Therefore, this paper seeks to introduce a framework concerning how to investigate urban qualities and their production in space in order to clarify the challenges and limitations of planning for sustainability. The paper is based on analyses and evaluations of GIS data as well as a series of interviews with 10 planning experts at the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and a series of questionnaires received from 350 inhabitants. After introducing the basic framework as a model, the three dimensions of sustainability - ecological efficiency, economic growth and social equity - are analysed in relation to the urban qualities needed for producing them. In conclusion the general challenges in establishing sustainable urban development mechanisms in Doha are discussed.",
keywords = "Doha, emerging city, sustainability, urban planning, urban quality, urbanism",
author = "Florian Wiedmann and Salama, {Ashraf M.} and Velina Mirincheva",
note = "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Urbanism on 10/01/2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17549175.2013.870088",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
doi = "10.1080/17549175.2013.870088",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "62--84",
journal = "Journal of Urbanism",
issn = "1754-9175",
number = "1",

}

Sustainable urban qualities in the emerging city of Doha. / Wiedmann, Florian; Salama, Ashraf M.; Mirincheva, Velina.

In: Journal of Urbanism , Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 62-84.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sustainable urban qualities in the emerging city of Doha

AU - Wiedmann, Florian

AU - Salama, Ashraf M.

AU - Mirincheva, Velina

N1 - This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Urbanism on 10/01/2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17549175.2013.870088

PY - 2014/1

Y1 - 2014/1

N2 - Various urban qualities are required for sustainable urban development, which is a particular challenge in the case of emerging cities such as Qatar's capital, Doha. Therefore, this paper seeks to introduce a framework concerning how to investigate urban qualities and their production in space in order to clarify the challenges and limitations of planning for sustainability. The paper is based on analyses and evaluations of GIS data as well as a series of interviews with 10 planning experts at the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and a series of questionnaires received from 350 inhabitants. After introducing the basic framework as a model, the three dimensions of sustainability - ecological efficiency, economic growth and social equity - are analysed in relation to the urban qualities needed for producing them. In conclusion the general challenges in establishing sustainable urban development mechanisms in Doha are discussed.

AB - Various urban qualities are required for sustainable urban development, which is a particular challenge in the case of emerging cities such as Qatar's capital, Doha. Therefore, this paper seeks to introduce a framework concerning how to investigate urban qualities and their production in space in order to clarify the challenges and limitations of planning for sustainability. The paper is based on analyses and evaluations of GIS data as well as a series of interviews with 10 planning experts at the Ministry of Municipalities and Urban Planning and a series of questionnaires received from 350 inhabitants. After introducing the basic framework as a model, the three dimensions of sustainability - ecological efficiency, economic growth and social equity - are analysed in relation to the urban qualities needed for producing them. In conclusion the general challenges in establishing sustainable urban development mechanisms in Doha are discussed.

KW - Doha

KW - emerging city

KW - sustainability

KW - urban planning

KW - urban quality

KW - urbanism

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84893916345&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjou20

U2 - 10.1080/17549175.2013.870088

DO - 10.1080/17549175.2013.870088

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 62

EP - 84

JO - Journal of Urbanism

T2 - Journal of Urbanism

JF - Journal of Urbanism

SN - 1754-9175

IS - 1

ER -