Book Launch 

Urban Oman – Trends and Perspectives of Urbanisation in Muscat Capital Area edited by Dr. Sonja Nebel and Aurel von Richthofen will be launched at 17:00 on Friday 16.  December 2016 at Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Germany. Moderation Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz.


Richthofen, Aurel von, Veronika Deffner, and Zahra Babar. 2016. “Conference Organization: Arab Gulf Cities in Transition: Space, Politics and Society.” In . Gulf Research Centre.

Nebel, Sonja, and Aurel von Richthofen. 2014. “Conference Organization: Challenges of Urbanization in Arab Gulf Countries.” GUtech, Oman.

Coverage of the research project in the local media.

January 2014. ScitechTV on Oman TV: Modelling the Sustainable City for Oman

March 2013. Times of Oman: Gutech to hold symposium on urbanization in Oman.

January 2013. ScitechTV on Oman TV: Sustainable Neighborhoods in Oman

September 2011. Muscat Daily: Urbanisation meet stresses on energy conservation.

June 7, 2011. Oman Daily Observer: Sustainable urbanization patterns in Oman

June 6, 2011. Times of Oman: Urban migration rings alarm bells

June 6, 2011. Muscat Daily: Urbanization leading to pressure on resources: TRC

June 5, 2011. Oman Arabic: Seminar on sustainable urbanization patterns

October 31, 2010. Zawya: Joint Omani-German research workshop on sustainable settlement patterns in Oman

October 31, 2010. Oman Observer: Workshop held on sustainable settlement patterns in Oman

May 18, 2010. Khaleej Times online: 78 percent of Oman’s population lives in urban areas

April 26, 2010. Al Shabiba: Sustainable Urban Development Research Project

April 12, 2010. Oman Observer: Oman witnessed rapid urbanisation in past 40 years

The short documentaries appeared in Oman TV in 2013 and 2014 as part of the German-Arab series SciTech: The TV magazine for science, technology and the environment. Please select the CC button for English subtitles.