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.
In this site, we present our current research activities and outcomes in various pages. We also see the value of providing our readers with information about relevant links and resources that might be of interest. Our visitors may navigate different pages through the links in the tab at the top of this page or through the following links:
- Outline of research on housing in emerging multicultural societies in Gulf cities. It includes information about the project, research objectives, methodological framework and beneficiaries as well as research team (NPRP 07-960-5-135).
- Outline of research on urban qualities and emerging knowledge based economies: The city of Doha. It includes information about the project, research objectives, methodological framework and beneficiaries as well as research team (NPRP Research 09-1083-6-023)
- Publications/Research Outputs
- Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City