The role of mega projects in redefining housing development in Gulf cities

Florian Wiedmann, Ashraf M. Salama, Hatem G. Ibrahim

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Since the end of the 1990s large scale mega projects have been initiated in Gulf cities to enable an unprecedented urban growth and the expansion of new economic sectors. In this respect, mega projects have played a key role in redefining housing developments in Gulf cities. This paper explores the newly emerging housing typologies and their distinctive roles in defining new urban environments. The selected case studies are located in the Jumeirah District in Dubai, which can be seen as the first prototype of a large cohesive development area that has been built of nine rather differing mega projects including the iconic Palm project and one of the largest residential high-rise agglomerations in the Middle East. The paper is based on the evaluation of official planning data from each project and field observations. Conclusions are drawn to highlight key implications while identifying housing development tendencies.
LanguageEnglish
Pages56-63
Number of pages8
JournalOpen House International
Volume41
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • mega projects
  • housing developments
  • urban
  • Dubai
  • Gulf cities
  • urbanism

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Wiedmann, Florian ; Salama, Ashraf M. ; Ibrahim, Hatem G./ The role of mega projects in redefining housing development in Gulf cities. In: Open House International. 2016 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 56-63
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In: Open House International, Vol. 41, No. 2, 15.07.2016, p. 56-63.

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