For those interested in learning more about planning for sustainability in the Middle East, my recommendations below.
The list is selective rather than exhaustive and is regularly expanded as I go through my own learning journey – suggestions and comments welcomed!
The State of Arab Cities (2012), UN Habitat
Research, policy, news
Arab Forum for Environment and Development
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
‘Green’ guidelines and rating systems
Estidama, Pearl Rating System (Abu Dhabi)
EGBC Guidelines for Retrofitting Existing Buildings
Amman: The City and its Society
The Evolving Arab City: Tradition, Modernity, and Urban Development
Urban Design in the Arab World