Providing empirical data and information on crucial issues of urbanization in Oman: Describing and analyzing land use and urbanization patterns in selected case study areas of urban expansion and rural transition.
Literature on the proposed topic related to Oman is very limited and statistics available are mainly estimations as the latest census dates back to 1993. Relevant data collection on an empirical base will play a crucial role for the project.
Therefore two complementary case studies will be carried out that allow detailed insights and reveal specific characteristics of the two in-parallel processes of urban expansion and transition on the local level.
The case studies will provide a comprehensive and detailed survey on social, economic, and environmental implications of land use and settlement patterns.