Urban Oman

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Sonja Nebel, Aurel von Richthofen (Eds.)

Trends and Perspectives of Urbanisation in Muscat Capital Area

ISBN 978-3-643-90714-1
Band-Nr. 21
Jahr 2016
Seiten 280
Bindung broschiert

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90714-1 Kategorien: , ,


The book traces urbanisation patterns in Oman looking at the
coastal strip of Muscat Capital Area. This metropolitan
region emerged within the last 50 years almost out of
nowhere and is now home of the majority of the national and
expatriate population of Oman.

Urbanisation, and the socio-political, economic and
environmental aspects attached to it, become an index of the
radical spatial transformation of the Sultanate.

This process, if managed well, also holds the key to
sustainable urban development. Urban Oman invites
geographers, planners, urban designers, architects,
decision-makers and scholars of Gulf Studies to rethink the
emergence of Muscat Capital Area and to embrace the urban

Sonja Nebel, architect and urban planner, is researcher and
consultant with focus on international urban development,
rehabilitation and urban management, affiliated to TU Berlin
and GUtech, Oman.

Aurel von Richthofen, architect and urbanist, is working on
urban renewal and spatial planning strategies, and is currently
researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore
affiliated to the ETH Zu¨rich, Switzerland.