Environmental considerations in urban planning

Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab*, A. Al-Arairni

*Corresponding author for this work

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The history of cities around the world tells us that many environmental problems could have been avoided through better thought at the planning phases. The present paper considers the issues of overpopulation, construction expansion, urbanization, and industrial boom and expansion. Examples of developments in Kuwait are cited, focusing more on the repercussion of the industrial development. The paper will focus on the need for maintaining the sustainability of the environment and reflecting the significance of environmental considerations, precautions and measures that could be taken at the planning stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-537
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • Environmental considerations
  • Industrial development
  • Overpopulation
  • Urban expansion
  • Urban planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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