Housing dynamics for sustainable urban development in Greater Doha

Hatem Galal Abdelazim Ibrahim*, Ashraf M. Salama*, Reem Awwaad, Bassma Aboukalloub

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The study outlines the significant changes that have taken place in the housing market in response to mega events, migration flows, and laws governing real estate ownership. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the housing market in Greater Doha, a survey was conducted that involved in-person interviews with experts, urban planners, and real estate professionals. The primary objective of this survey is to examine the growth patterns of housing typologies. The study concludes that there will be an accelerated transition from villas to apartments, supported by governmental policies and economic diversification initiatives. Based on the statistical analysis and experts’ reviews, the concentration of apartments will be shifted from the downtown to suburban areas to accommodate the increasing number of migrants. A set of recommendations has been formulated, taking into consideration the housing preferences of both nationals and migrants, affordable housing options, and property ownership opportunities for migrants. The paper provides valuable guidelines for addressing the challenges and opportunities related to housing dynamics in rapid development cities. It can help policymakers to understand the relative importance of different factors in shaping the housing market in Greater Doha, and to develop appropriate strategies to manage housing affordability and availability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Issue number1
Early online date10 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2024

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