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Case study- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Political reasons for growth

One sided planning laws in favour of large scale, high cost development-
attractive for foreign investment
Tax free

Economic reasons for growth

Boom in property market encourages investment in property
Jobs created by influx of construction workers in tertiary

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Unsustainable use- manmade lakes, golf courses, constant irrigation to keep
gardens green.


Disposal of waste in Lorries. 2nd highest level of domestic waste per capita
after the USA.

Carbon footprint

CO2 per capita in United Arab Emirates is 44 times higher than India and
15 times higher than China.…


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