Development of a strategic framework for optimum land utilization in the Qatari public sector

Al Khayarin, Abdul Rahman (2020) Development of a strategic framework for optimum land utilization in the Qatari public sector. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

Exploring a strategic framework development for optimum land utilization in the contemporary Qatari public sector is the aim of this research. Objectives of the study relate to pursuing a critical comparison of frameworks available for sustainable development of land. Current land-use practices need to be investigated as well as an evaluation of sustainable development. Moreover, recommendations need to be offered so that optimum land use can be guaranteed. Literature sources demonstrate that for the accomplishment of a strategic objective or vision for 2030, sustainable land development is quite important. However, land development literature in Qatar is an under-researched area. For the accomplishment of these objectives a mixed methodology and pragmatism philosophy was selected. The survey questionnaire data was collected from 100 respondents, 50% of participants being from public sector employees, and 50% of participants were from private-sector employees. The results showed that awareness of land use has the potential to positively affect land development and sustainability can be enhanced. Benefits and impacts have the potential to affect strategy development in this context. Interview data was obtained from 16 participants. The results showed that there is a need for improvement in Qatari Land development strategies. Many of the respondents have provided opinions that a lot of land development is devoted to religious activities and buildings. Thus, there is a need for commercial land development strategies. Most respondents also acknowledged that land was underutilised, and new land should be sold to investors, who will be able to utilize it positively rather than retaining the land unoccupied. Land development reforms should also be developed as these have the potential to affect the economic output of the country in a positive manner. One limitation faced in the study related to budget constraints, which created issues whilst accessing research available which had to be paid for. Limitations regarding resource availability also influenced the researcher’s ability to include a larger sample of respondents.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Land utilization Qatar
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 15:41
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 13:03
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1494

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