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AuthorIbrahim, Hatem
AuthorSalama, Ashraf M.
AuthorWiedmann, Florian
AuthorAwwaad, Reem
Available date2017-11-07T11:08:40Z
Publication Date2016-01-01
Publication NameInternational Journal of Architectural Researchen_US
CitationIbrahim, Hatem, Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann and Reem Awwad, "A Comparative Assessment of Housing Dynamics in Abu Dhabi and Doha." ArchNet IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 10, issue 3 (2016): 152-169.
ISSN1938-7806
URIhttp://www.archnet-ijar.net/index.php/IJAR/article/view/1171/pdf
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5737
AbstractAbu Dhabi and Doha have evolved rapidly in the twentieth century due to the investment of oil and gas revenues. The fast economic growth resulted in an extensive period of urbanization. The various urban dynamics had a great impact with regards to new housing typologies during the last few decades. Doha's housing market is studied in comparison with Abu Dhabi's market considering their population growth rates, real estate market conditions, socio-cultural characteristics, and political approaches. The study is focused on the period from 2004 to 2013 where rapid urban development took place in both cities. The comparative assessment is based on three key aspects: housing typologies, housing distribution, in addition to housing supply and demand. The paper highlights that the urban growth in both cities is initiated via government investments, especially in the real estate market. This is reflected in the case of very similar housing dynamics in both cities. A gradual replacement of low-rise residential villas by high-rise residential towers (apartments/ penthouses) is currently observed in both cities.
Languageen
PublisherArchnet-IJAR
SubjectAbu Dhabi
SubjectDoha
SubjectHousing development
SubjectHousing dynamics
SubjectResidential market
SubjectUrban growth
TitleA comparative assessment of housing dynamics In Abu Dhabi and Doha
TypeArticle
Pagination152-169
Issue Number3
Volume Number10
elsevier.identifier.scopusid SCOPUS_ID:85010209742
dc.identifier.essn 1994-6961


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