United Arab Emirates

Millions of dollars donated by the United Arab Emirates are being used to fund the rebuilding of Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by a tornado in 2011. The handouts represent a "remarkable shift in global economic power."
Feb 19, 2013   The Washington Post
The Dubai Executive Council has approved the Dubai Urban Development Master Plan 2020, and will establish a 'Supreme Urban Planning Council,' to streamline the process.
Oct 4, 2011   Constuction Week
The revitalization master plan for two older neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi includes creating "new roads, clinics, schools, police stations and neighborhood centers" and making them easily accessible to residents.
Jul 26, 2011   The National
Officials in Dubai have announced plans to extend the emirate's 75-km rail system to more than 250 km.
Apr 12, 2011   Emirates 24/7
Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, offers this lengthy look at the state of development and design in Abu Dhabi and Doha.
Nov 30, 2010   The New York Times
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
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
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
Joshua Hammer describes his visit to the financially straitened emirate where he found "deserted highways, empty hotel rooms, miles of unsold residential and office space."
Sep 3, 2010   The New York Review of Books