New housing patterns and spatial fragmentation in Gulf cities

Wiedmann, Florian, Salama, Ashraf, Ibrahim, Hatem G. A. and Mirincheva, Velina (2019) New housing patterns and spatial fragmentation in Gulf cities. Journal of Urbanism, 12 (4). pp. 393-411. ISSN 1754-9175

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In recent years, the rapid growth of Gulf cities has led to a transformation of local settlement structures. The key objective of this paper is to deliver an overview of new housing patterns and how they impact spatial fragmentation. To identify the spatial distribution of new housing typologies and to explore the recent transformation of urban fabrics, GIS analyses were carried out and Space Syntax models were developed in the case of Qatar’s capital, Doha. This is coupled with an analysis of the travel routes of 130 residents which were assessed to investigate key aspects related to fragmentation. The outcomes include both new insights into the understanding of urban development tendencies in Gulf cities and the introduction of a methodological approach to establish responsive strategies in fast-growing and car-dependent cities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Research funded by Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP 7-960-5-135)
Uncontrolled Keywords: housing, lifestyle trends, urban fragmentation, Gulf cities
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 12:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 13:00

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