"Smart Cities” is an emerging trend for policymakers all over the world, including Qatar. Today, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities, generating about 80 percent of the global GDP. Migration and rapidly rising standards of living are contributing to an unprecedented worldwide surge in urbanization. This scale of urbanization requires efficient management of resources, infrastructure development, and the control of traffic congestion and pollution. The social and economic complexities of urbanization add to the challenges.

CRA’s objective is to develop a Smart City Framework in conjunction with smart city stakeholders to provide guidance and direction for the development of smart sustainable cities in Qatar.