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The Future of Green Cities in 2040: A Case Study on the Capital City of Qatar, Doha
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020, Pages: 170-176
Received: Oct. 11, 2020; Accepted: Oct. 22, 2020; Published: Oct. 30, 2020
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Ali Abdallah, Tourism Management Department, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Doha, Qatar
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Abstract
As part of Qatar’s national vision for 2030, environmental sustainability has been put forward as an important aspect to develop for the future of the country [13]. Youssef [25] states that while the urban growth of Qatar is a somewhat recent phenomena, 99% of the country’s population reside in cities. This has led to several challenges, such as an increase in water, and electricity consumption, increase in waste, and polluted air quality. Thus, in order to manage these long term sustainable urban development challenges, Qatar has emphasized the importance of sustainable and green cities, such as Msheireb Downtown Doha. The aim of this research is to create scenarios about sustainable living in Qatar. The research begins with a PESTLE analysis of the country, from which the most important driving forces are derived. The extremes of the drivers are then elaborated upon, from which four scenarios are created and described in detail. Consequently, future strategic options are derived out of the scenarios, and the most feasible, and realistic options are chosen for each scenario in this research. Lastly, the options are reflected upon, and the research is completed with a conclusion at the end.
Keywords
Green Cities, Qatar Tourism, Tourism Development, Tourism Planning
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Ali Abdallah, The Future of Green Cities in 2040: A Case Study on the Capital City of Qatar, Doha, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2020, pp. 170-176. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20200806.11
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