Future of urban planning is “up not out”

Middle East Architect

With a global population of 7.5 billion, set to increase by 25% in the next 30 years, as architects we are increasingly responsible for designing spaces which work harder and cater to more people. Dubai is a superb example of a fast growing city that still has the skills and time to address its own immediate growing population needs.
Firas Hnoosh

The pace of growth and expansion in Dubai is unrivalled anywhere in the world. It is currently the fourth most visited city on earth, ahead of Singapore and New York. In 2011, it was up to 9.3 million visitors per year. In 2015 we saw 14.3 million per year. That is around double the United Nations World Travel Organisation’s (UNWTO) projected three- to four per cent global travel growth over the same period. Middleeastarchitect.com