Urban planning is a critical part of any society. Population explosion brings in a desperate need for efficient urban planning, and the urgency to do away with traditional means of urban planning. Centric urban planning is no longer efficient as it leads to congestion, lack of governance, lack of safety and security and many other issues. This research will aim to analyse the reasons for governments to choose particular ways of urban planning and specifically centric based urban planning. Kuwait will be used as a case study to identify current problems with urban planning, predict future scenarios if such urban planning continues and aim to provide alternatives or solutions to the identified issues.

Agent based modelling will be used to simulate various outcomes/scenarios of urban planning in Kuwait. In depth analysis of a wide range of data such as population, census and transport data will be used to simulate current situations and provide alternative solutions. GIS may be used to further depict efficient ways of urban planning and also provide a comparative analysis of current methods and proposed methods of urban planning, with emphasis on benefits of a better way of urban planning. 

Funding: Kuwait University
Advisors: Dr David PullarDr Elin Charles-Edwards

Project members

Nayef Alghais


PhD Candidate (Graduated 2018)