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Doha region

RESOURCES

Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

Strategic Plans and Projects, Ministry of Municipality and Environment

Description: local spatial development plans and the climate change strategy

http://www.mme.gov.qa/QatarMasterPlan/English/strategicplans.aspx?panel=ccs

Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Foundation

Description: non-profit organization focusing on water, energy and environment

https://www.qf.org.qa/research/qatar-environment-and-energy-research-institute

EcoMENA

Description: environmental organization based in Doha

https://www.ecomena.org/

Reports and Policies

Interim Coastal Development Guidelines 2017, Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning

Description: classification and regulations for Qatar’s coast

http://www.mme.gov.qa/QatarMasterPlan/Downloads-qnmp/Regulation/English/Group3-Guideline/036_Interim%20Coastal%20Development%20Guidelines%20August%202017.pdf

The National Urban Development Framework for Qatar, Ministry of Municipality and Environment

Description: sustainable development plan considering both natural and built environment

http://www.mme.gov.qa/QatarMasterPlan/Downloadsqnmp/QNDF/English/English_QNDF.pdf

Academic Articles

Makido, Y., Shandas, V., Ferwati, S., & Sailor, D. (2016). Daytime variation of urban heat islands: the case study of Doha, Qatar. Climate, 4(2), 32.

Description: quantitative landscape study with recommendations

https://doi.org/10.3390/cli4020032

Shandas, Vivek, Skelhorn, Cynthia, & Ferwati, Salim. (2019). Urban Adaptation to Climate Change. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.

Description: book on adaptation and livability in Doha

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-26586-1

Ferwati, S.; Skelhorn, C.; Shandas, V.; Makido, Y. (2019). A Comparison of Neighborhood-Scale Interventions to Alleviate Urban Heat in Doha, Qatar. Sustainability, 11, 730.

Description: microclimate analysis of three sites

https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030730

Cheng, Way Lee, Cheng, Way Lee, Saleem, Ayman, Saleem, Ayman, Sadr, Reza, & Sadr, Reza. (2017). Recent warming trend in the coastal region of Qatar. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128(1), 193-205.

Description: quantitative long-term temperature analysis in the Doha region

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-015-1693-6

Salimi, Mohsen, & Al-Ghamdi, Sami G. (2020). Climate change impacts on critical urban infrastructure and urban resiliency strategies for the Middle East. Sustainable Cities and Society, 54, 101948.

Description: climate impacts on Doha

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101948

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