Project Type: Urban Development

Location: Kuwait

Client: Kuwait Municipality

Consultant: Halcrow in association with OBD

Project Description:
Halcrow, A CH2M HILL Company in Association with OBD has been appointed by Kuwait Municipality to develop a major strategic planning study covering 25% of the state of Kuwait (the Third Sub Region). The Third Kuwait Master Plan Review (3KMPR-2005) proposed a balanced approach to future population growth shared between the existing Metropolitan Area and new proposed urban areas. The 3KMPR has established sets of various strategies and broad policy directions for the entire state, the existing Metropolitan Area, and Kuwait City. It identifies a hierarchy of land use plans and basic projections of the major planning parameters to guide development in Kuwait up to the year 2030. Overall, the 3KMPR anticipates a target population of about 5.3 million inhabitants to be a accommodated in Kuwait over the next 25 years. About 2.8 million inhabitants will have to be accommodated within the existing metropolitan area, in addition to a further 2.5 million inhabitants to be accommodated within the new suggested cities / settlements in the proposed sub-regional development areas.