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Roads as Tools for (dis)connecting Cities and Neighbourhoods: a socio-spatial study of Abu Dhabi

An LSE Middle East Centre project, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi University

This project investigates the impact of road infrastructure on urban life in Abu Dhabi. It explores its challenges and opportunities, looking at the integration of road infrastructure in urban planning processes, as well as the effect of existing road infrastructure on city mobility and the environment. The project takes into account Abu Dhabi’s historical development in order to better understand how road infrastructure has shaped its urban development and contributed to increased levels of motorisation and traffic congestion.

The project is part of the LSE Middle East Centre's Academic Collaboration with Arab Universities Programme, funded by the Emirates Foundation.

See further information about the project here


Photo: “Suburban collector road in Shakhbout City, Abu Dhabi, as a car-centric boundary between the desert and the urban” (credit: Apostolos Kyriazis)

Principal Investigator
Alexandra Gomes

Co-Principal Investigator
Dr Apostolos Kyriazis

Project Partner
Abu Dhabi University

September 2020 - August 2022