May 2013

Otak’s Rudayna Abdo, AICP, MCIP, PQP, recently delivered a presentation at the Datamatix GCC Nationals Housing and Financing Challenges Conference at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rudayna’s presentation, “Delivering Affordable Housing in the GCC through Community Creation and Sustainable Development,” examined the unique demographics of the GCC and their impact on the housing market and emphasized the role of master planning in providing sustainable housing. The two-day conference was attended by regional leaders in housing, real estate, banking and finance, education, and government organizations.

Rudayna wrote at greater length about the conference on the Affordable Housing Institute blog, and you may read her blog entry by clicking here.


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