Our research effort aims at offering answers by arguing that non-physical social and economic aspects and the qualities of the urban environment are interdependent. It analyzes the qualities of the urban environment and new housing dynamics in Doha and other Gulf cities through a comprehensive vertical investigation utilizing mixed research methods, including GIS analyses, interviews, onsite observations, space syntax, mapping and typological studies. While avoiding physical fragmentation and social segregation, we aim to develop guidance parameters on housing, land use, investment patterns, urban space attributes, and ultimately on the overall quality of the urban environment in emerging regional metropolises.
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