Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Urban Economics

Urban Economics

Introduction Urban Economics

Urban Economics
A picture shows the Palm Jumeirah in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on January 10, 2022. – Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Economic development includes income, education, healthcare and lifestyle which urban design frequently triggers. City planning and urban design shape the economical formula of each city, through vision, goals and objectives and different strategies followed by an action plan. Shaping or reshaping a city is not independent of its economic shaping or its future. Under the section of urban economics, we will review how urban planning and design affects macro and micro economics and how that reflects on our daily life.

Urban Economics Publications

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Quality of life is one of the main concerns of anyone residing in the 21 countries of the Middle East and North Africa covered by Fanack. Together with our network of global contributors, we define what regional residents want, what they need, and in which space they are most comfortable in.

Fanack’s Urbanism topics are explored from a regional, local, and city-level perspective. Fanack aims to link the below topics to their effect on the quality of life in cities in the MENA region on both local and regional levels.

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With broad support Fanack triggers conversations that directly propose solutions to better the quality of those living in the region. Our Urbanism project solely depends on donations from supporters worldwide.