Mena cities assess their urban expansion plans

30 April 2019
Major cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are reassessing their expansion plans based on social and environmental factors

As the region’s urban population grows, existing cities are being forced to re-evaluate their expansion and development plans in the interest of their citizens, while adopting best industry practices.

MEED has identified five major cities in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region that broadly highlight the driving forces behind development, the challenges facing this growth and the strategies adopted to continue their upward trajectory.

With input from:

Khaled Tarabieh, assistant professor of sustainable design, American University in Cairo

Mirette Khorshed, research associate, American University in Cairo

• Nayef Alghais, assistant professor, Kuwait University

Farah Naz, head of sustainability and innovation, BuroHappold

Aecom Future of Infrastructure report

Building Future Cities_MashreqThis section is extracted from a report produced by MEED and Mashreq entitled Building Future Cities. Click here to download the report

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