Topic: urban planning

B+H outlines a strategic approach to the future of cities

By 2030, two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities and the area covered by cities could triple, according to a 2016 U.N. report. Equally as fascinating is the fact that we likely won’t see the most growth and development in … More

Sharjah Architecture Triennial to become first international platform on architecture in MENASA region

Plans for the launch of Sharjah Architecture Triennial, a non-profit initiative funded by the Government of Sharjah, has been revealed, set to take place at the end of 2019, focusing on encouraging dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa, and … More

Bahrain urban planning body approves new waterfront project in Manama

Bahrain’s urban planning office has approved the master-plan for a waterfront project spanning from Manama to Muharraq, Construction Week reported. The country’s Higher Urban Planning Committee has accepted the conceptual master-plan for a “large-scale waterfront development project, stretching from the King Faisal Corniche … More

The Egyptian Pavilion for Venice Biennale aims to redevelop unstructured commercial spaces

The Egyptian Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale is set to focus on the redevelopment of spontaneous and unstructured commercial spaces across various cities in Egypt. Proposed as part of a competition hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the curators of … More

UAE Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 will explore human-scale architecture

The UAE Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Biennale, Lifescapes Beyond Bigness, is set to explore human-scale architecture in the UAE, curated by Masdar professor, Dr. Khaled Alawadi. The exhibition will highlight the role of architecture and urban design in forming the ‘choreography’ of … More

Dubai Municipality approves 1,000ha of construction projects in Dubai

Up to 1,000ha of construction projects were approved by Dubai Municipality until December 2017, Construction Week Online reported. These developments have a floor space of 1,100ha, and are distributed across categories such as residential, commercial, public services, mixed-use, tourist, and open area projects. … More

Preliminary design completed for new capital city in Jordan

Jordan has completed a preliminary comprehensive design to build a new capital city in the kingdom, the government announced on Sunday, reported Construction Week Online. Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki said that the “new Amman city” will not be attached or connected to … More

Dubai Crown Prince launches plans for housing redevelopment and revamping old neighbourhoods

A 30-year housing plan will be developed for UAE citizens by Dubai Municipality, Construction Week Online reported. HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, instructed municipality officials to work on … More

Atkins employees predict the next 50 years of the Middle East built environment

On the 50th anniversary of Atkins in the Middle East, 126 of the company’s experts in design, engineering and project management have shared their predictions of what the region will look like in the next 50 years. Predictions include old cities being replaced by … More

Woods Bagot-designed Sharjah masterplan to encourage active lifestyle

With its recently launched Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, designed by Woods Bagot, Arada aims to target extreme sports enthusiasts, as well as encourage kids and university students to adopt a more active lifestyle. Speaking to ConstructionWeekOnline, Ibrahim Al Nemeh, design director of the … More

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