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Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development of 32 Cities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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SALFO undertakes a milestone Urban Planning Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The main objective of this project is to address the existing KSA settlements’ network spatial challenges, connected mainly with the sharp rise of the major urban poles’ population in the last decades.  This continuous rise leads to urban settlements and population increases which today exceeds the 83% of the total population of the country, without this proportion being evenly distributed to the administrative regions of the Kingdom.

This project gives the opportunity to address the above issue and propose an integrated framework for a more balanced and sustainable development of the Kingdom urban network through a comprehensive action plan of interventions in 16 small and 16 medium‐sized cities, to ensure that local and regional imbalances will be smoothen and to improve the integration between the urban and the rural areas in the Kingdom.

The general objectives of the project will be compatible with the National Spatial Strategy and horizontal sectoral national strategies and will also be aligned to the international practice including Shanghai Expo 2000 initiative directions.

Our scope includes:

  • Program Development
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research into international best practices
  • GIS database development
  • Mobile mapping
  • Apply appropriate policies and programs for sustainable development