New Mobility – Urban Mobility growth: The leading example of the Middle East
June 2017 - Middle East

June 2017

Over the last decades, the Middle East has witnessed fast population growth, from 186 million people in 1990 to 323 million in 2015. Its urbanization rate has increased rapidly during the same period, from 54 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2015. Some countries in the region, such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and others, have been in a position to drive major development and growth initiatives that would allow them to become top global economic performers in record time. In this article, Ralf Baron, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage at Arthur D. Little, discuss why these countries need to catch up with standard urban development issues extremely quickly.