Qatar National Master Plan- Qatar National Development Framework 2032

Plan Type: Vision

Member State: Qatar

Coverage Period: -

Document Language: English

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Qatar National Master Plan- Qatar National Development Framework 2032 (QNDF)

January 2016

Based on Qatar National Vision (2030), the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning created a national spatial development strategy as a foundation to shape and regulate all planning and development actions in the country (2014). This strategy is known as Qatar National Development Framework. It deals with both the country’s strengths and challenges.

Pillars & Objectives

Pillar: Sustainable development and high-quality urban lifestyle
  • Develop a high-quality, capital city precinct in Doha
  • Develop a number of high-quality and mixed-use centres to achieve transit-oriented development
  • Retain the cultural identity of rural and non-metropolitan communities
  • Establish a high-quality and integrated public transport network
  • Ensure that radial routes act primarily as transit corridors
  • Ensure that large-scale development projects are integrated into the wider community
  • Promote equitable accessibility of public facilities and social amenities to all residents
  • Develop a unique and high-quality public realm, which is equitably accessible across urban areas
  • Plan and utilize urban block size, form and height to promote connectivity in a vibrant public realm
  • Use density and building typologies to promote a wide range of accommodation types
  • Create high-quality residential neighborhoods that are aligned with the cultural identity and preferred lifestyles of citizens
  • Maintain and enhance a distinctive identity for Doha
  • Protect and enhance the natural, built and cultural environment to avoid adverse impacts from land uses
  • Evaluate climate change impacts and implement mitigation measures for land use planning and infrastructure development
  • Plan, coordinate, upgrade and deliver infrastructure services and utilities in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Establish urban growth boundaries around Metropolitan Doha and other urban areas to ensure efficient land use
  • Develop a system that supports and manages development change processes through appropriate institutional governance frameworks