Dubai remains one of the key tourist attraction areas in the world. However, the city has witnessed significant population growth over the past decade, which has resulted in problems associated with urbanization, such as pollution. The formulation of the DUBAI 2020 Urban Master Plan was meant to create a supple yet workable and viable formula to balance urban development and sustainability of the environment. The plan was based on population growth, utilization of infrastructure facilities, and advancement of effectual and environmentally sustainable energy sources. The master plan will affect critical areas, including Dubai Silicon Oasis Centre (DSO). With the key challenges that future cities may face, the proposed project aims at determining the housing needs and conditions in DSO. The project aimed at consulting secondary materials in future cities and available facts on the challenges faced by residents in DSO. The study also analyzed the key factors that should determine how DSO is constructed and managed to ensure economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sustainable development--United Arab Emirates--Dubai; Housing--United Arab Emirates--Dubai

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Professional Studies (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Graduate Programs & Research (Dubai)


Sanjay Modak

Advisor/Committee Member

Philippe Bouvier


RIT Dubai

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