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Dubai South Master Planned Community

Walkability is the focus of a master planned community in Dubai

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  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Creating an environment where the entire cultural experience is designed around people

Dubai South is a place of convenience and inclusion; where needs are met within a stone’s throw of living and work areas.

The Dubai South master planned community has a clear structure, making it easy to understand and navigate, while offering a high level of convenience and walkability. The area is arranged around a series of community centers that create a discernible civic heart, along with neighborhood centers that provide a high level of service and amenities to local residents.

At the core of the community is a civic hub that includes administrative facilities, a library also shared by the school, performance spaces, flexible glasshouse facilities, a main street shopping center that caters to regional retail needs, and a civic park. The K-12 private school, recreation and fitness center, and grand mosque also form an important part of this hub. Residents have access to the convenience of local services, retail options, and community facilities within walking distance from where they live and work.

Meet Our Team

Jess Alexander, Principal, Urban Places

My focus—bringing together the best and brightest minds in an environment where the best design idea wins.

Nancy Locke, Principal, Urban Places Studio Leader

As we struggle with growing inequality, one of the most important things to do is work toward equity—in other words, design for everyone.
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Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

John Yonushewski, Senior Principal, Operations Leader, Buildings

I believe in maintaining a work hard/play hard culture that is fun and professionally rewarding for staff.
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Jess Alexander

Principal, Urban Places

Nancy Locke

Principal, Urban Places Studio Leader

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

John Yonushewski

Senior Principal, Operations Leader, Buildings

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