URBANISATION IN AJMAN: PUSHING BY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
This paper establishes the context of housing and urbanization in Ajman. Changes in land use are pressing on a pattern of settlement. One central issue concerning the UAE is the fast track development in the newly per-urban areas with the construction of infrastructure, although most areas are barren desert. Due to the urban sprawl from Dubai and nearby cities, there is an issue of growing importance in light of urban urgency for housing in Ajman. The increasing housing demand is due to expatriates looking for accommodations. The UAE national housing program is catering to its citizens. However, the growth of housing development pushes for immediate action on the city systems planning. The rush to supply housing without paying attention to the detailed aspects of housing design, and focusing mainly on functional vitality requirements without considering the long-term impact on urban morphology and urban design will adversely affect the environmental policy of development in Ajman. As housing supply growth, a wise idea is to check the increasing concern over the long-run economic growth and the infrastructure connecting the other Emirates and the Gulf Cooperation Council (G.C.C) states. Hence, this paper delves into the nature of urban housing in the Emirates by focusing on Ajman in parallel to a projection of economic and physical development. The research mixed-method bases on primary and secondary data with mapping techniques, informal interviews, observations, photography and visual analysis to analyze the consequences of housing development and its impact on land-use and pace of urbanisation. The findings cover the morphology of Ajman city, the price index of housing affordability and patterns development according to urbanization rate concerning the needs and progress of the Emirates.
|Journal||International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies|