Millions of religious pilgrims travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every year for the Hajj. Officials there have been updating the city to better handle the crowds.
Nov 19, 2010 NPR
Kiran Stacy looks at some of the challenges facing what is intended to be the world's first carbon-neutral city.
Nov 4, 2010 Financial Times
TheCityFix's Jonna McKone profiles one of the most interesting subways in the world — Haifa's Carmelit funicular — and the city's BRT system.
Oct 31, 2010 TheCityFix
After decades of rapid urbanization, the emirate is now contending with a wide range of challenges to its environment and infrastructure.
Oct 30, 2010 The New York Times
With property values now half their boom-time peaks and a flood of additional supply on the way, the emirate’s residential market may not recover in the foreseeable future, says Angela Shah.
Oct 23, 2010 Time
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Oct 21, 2010 Arabian Business
A suburb of Tel Aviv is trying to revive itself by becoming an arts destination.
Oct 18, 2010 Los Angeles Times
The Saudi Arabian capital of Jeddah is looking to build a $5.6 billion light rail system.
Oct 7, 2010 Agence France Presse
After nearly collapsing under the pressure of a free-wheeling building boom, Dubai is on the rebound. A new internal accounting effort is trying to explore what went wrong and how to avoid those mistakes in the future.
Sep 30, 2010 Reuters
Once the site of a seemingly endless string of outlandish building projects, Dubai has shaken off the dust from the market crash and resumed building less flashy projects at a steadier pace.
Sep 30, 2010 The New York Times