- Development of a Planning Information System to Support Environmental Planning in the Sultanate of Oman in the Frame of the National Spatial Strategy   click here to open paper content156 kb
by    Schrenk, Manfred & Oliver Rathschüler, Julia Neuschmid, & Uschi Dorau, Stefan Kollarits | j.neuschmid@ceit.at   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Subject of the Oman National Spatial Strategy is to draw-up the national vision of spatial development for the next 30 years in the Sultanate of Oman. In this context the aim is to build the national Planning Information System.
The Government of Sultanate of Oman has commissioned a team of international and national experts to prepare the Oman National Spatial Strategy (ONSS). The Sultanate of Oman is located in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, with a total area of 309,500 km2, a population of 2.7 Million, and more than 70 percent of the population living in urban areas according to the Census 2010. In the past 30 to 40 years the country has undergone extreme changes in all aspects of economic development and improvements of quality of life. Subject of the ONSS is to analyse the current situation, to assess further development strategies and to draw-up the national vision of spatial development, followed by proposals concepts, measures and instruments for implementation. The ONSS has a time perspective for the next 30 years, but also a mid-term horizon for 2020 and includes near-term objectives and high-priority measures for the next years. The main activities and results to be expected by the ONSS process are to design the spatial planning strategy on the national as well as on the regional level, considering settlement structure, potentials of economic areas and development sites, provision of social and technical infrastructure, preservation of natural resources and cultural heritage, prevention against natural hazards and environmental pollution, urban and rural development, etc. In this context one aim is to build the national Planning Information System. It provides geographic data as input for the planning process, i.e. the analysis of environmental as well as socio-economical, infrastructural and other spatial relevant developments, formulation of the national strategy, and monitoring of the spatial development in the future.
National Spatial Strategy, Planning Information System, Environmental Planning
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