URBAN CHALLENGES FOR URBAN POPULATIONS

The movement from the countryside to city has been gaining ground in the Middle East region for more than two decades and nowhere is this trend more pronounced than in the Gulf states. The knock-on effects of this urbanisation are increasingly apparent in terms of energy consumption, rising imports and the effects on the fragile environment, writes Dr Neil Ford in this month’s edition of the magazine. To subscribe to the magazine please see the home page of the website for details.