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Jeddah urban growth and development process


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Subtitle: The underlying factors
Author list: Mohammed Sani Abdu, Jamaluddin Yousef Salagoor and Fahad An-Nwisser Al-Harigi
Publisher: جامعة الملك فيصل
Publication year: 2002
Journal: المجلة العلمية لجامعة الملك فيصل: العلوم الاساسية والتطبيقية = The Scientific Journal of King Faisal University: Basic and Applied Sciences
Journal name in source: Scientific Journal of King Faisal University
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 1
Start page: 111
End page: 135
Number of pages: 25
ISSN: 1658-0311
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eISSN: 1658-0311


Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and
the gateway to the holly cities of Makka and Al-Madina. It is rich in
modernity as it was in history and tradition. The city grow from a small
walled town to a regional trade centre in few decades.
The main goal of the paper is to examine the underlying factors that
shapped the growth and development of Jeddah. The paper traces the
development of the city in conjunction with the economic development of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Then the main forces underlying the growth of
the city are examined, planning problems are highlighted and some
conclusions are drawn.


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