ISSUE #04 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Format | E-Book
Filetype | PDF
Pages | 102
Year | 2020
Language | English

It is my great pleasure to announce the fourth issue of the World Urban Planning Magazine. World Urban Planning puts great attention to the promotion of social, environmental and sustainable solutions. As for all our issues, we describe and comment on the urban planning frameworks which are the fundamental planning tools for allocating land use.

This time it is Saudi Arabia, a country that is aggressively pushing forward a number of development projects, including a new Mega City, a 6 line metro system, greening and enhancing cities. Having 5 UNESCO heritage sites from 0 in 2008 is quite an achievement. With some of the world’s long hidden historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes and nature. It is one of the countries where big things are about to happen.

Are you curious about the planning framework in Riyadh, a $500 billion mega city or the proposed tourist strategy of the Kingdom? Have a read and find out more about the ongoing development projects and plans in Saudi Arabia.

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