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The sustainability of new urban developments in Dubai

Show simple item record Karim Hadjri, John Onyango 2020-08-13T07:12:15Z 2020-08-13T07:12:15Z 2013-04
dc.identifier.citation 2 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1755-0793 PRINT
dc.identifier.issn 1755-0807 E
dc.description The article can be accessed in full text via URL; en_US
dc.description.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, and has seen 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 long-term sustainability. The potentials of solar energy, wind power and geo-thermal energy in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates in general are assessed en_US
dc.publisher Thomas Telford Ltd en_US
dc.subject environment;sustainability;town and city planning en_US
dc.title The sustainability of new urban developments in Dubai en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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