Help Qatar meet various challenges to create an even higher quality of life
While Qatar has enjoyed a period of unparalleled prosperity, the Middle East nation is at a crossroads. The country’s abundant wealth is creating not only exciting opportunities, but also formidable challenges in:
The key objective for the Qatar National Master Plan (QNMP) is to advance sustainability and create a high quality of life. OC Global has suggested that if Qatar could accommodate the Gulf’s most livable towns and cities scoring highest internationally, it would bring huge recognition, attract and retain the best talent, and ensure that future generations of Qataris have one of the most envied lifestyles internationally.
The QNMP has been designed as a “framework” so that it provides a structure within which key strategic decisions can be taken to achieve more sustainable results. There are several levels of planning below this and the QNMP has prepared examples of plan making at each level. In order to develop a proper planning system, more plans, regulations and implementation mechanisms will be required. All of these will be set within an appropriate institutional structure that ties together the spatial implications of the work of other ministries and removes the conflict between strategic- and tactical-level implementation. Despite Qatar’s wealth, it is still very important that funds should achieve best value through a proper planning system.
During the project period, a series of workshops, seminars and events were held to invite ideas from the public and to share information with relevant agencies. In addition, a special training program was prepared for executive leaders and technical staff involved in the future urban development of the country.
A three-tier plan has been formulated by OC Global.
2007 – 2011