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Urban Policy Research

The Arab Urban Development Portal is designed as a comprehensive data library for the benefit of institutions, professionals, and the public. It is filled through contributions by multiple institutions and serves as the central repository of all relevant data and literature on urban development practices in the Arab region.

It includes four main pages dedicated respectively to Arab CITIES, urban development PROJECTS, urban development ORGANIZATIONS and PUBLICATIONS related to urban development in the Arab region.

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You can read the methodology adopted for the Arab Urban Development Portal on this link.

To provide any comment or any complementary information on any of the entries, please write to the following email address: infohub@araburban.org

Please note that including any project, organization, or publication in the Portal does not necessarily mean the endorsement by AUDI of their objectives, positions, or processes.





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The Arab Urban Development Barometer consists of a series of surveys that are conducted every 6 months, the analysis of which is published as consolidated report. The aim of this barometer is to map urban trends and the subsequent evolution of Arab cities over time.

The Urban Living Lab is a platform that drives collaboration between municipalities, researchers and practitioners through an action-research approach to innovatively address urban development challenges. The Lab will conduct pilot projects in respective cities to build context-based knowledge and innovative solutions.

The urban development reports and briefs by AUDI are developed through three different but interlinked activities, each with its own format of publication. These include practice reports, dialogue roundtables, and policy briefs and campaigns.