Dubai revisited: is new planned housing sustainable?

Karim Hadjri

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    Abstract

    Dubai, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, is a fast growing hub with increasing need for infrastructure, housing and public facilities. Dubai is trying to market itself as an attractive holiday destination, which saw the launching and building of large scale planned communities, some of which are located on reclaimed land along the city's coast line. This paper reviews Dubai\'s green building agenda by examining the scale and typologies of new and planned low carbon projects, and discusses the potential of renewable sources of energy that can reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels and improve the country's long term sustainability. It assesses the potential of solar energy, wind power, and geo-thermal energy in Dubai and the UAE in general.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalInstitution of Civil Engineers: Proceedings. Urban Design and Planning
    Volume165
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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