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Dubai Island projects: Palm Islands, World Islands

Boru

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Take a walk down to your friendly local part and docks authority and see how much messing with nature has taken place to shape them. Infill of the sea for the purposes of human use is a fact of life. The Netherlands wouldnt exist without it.

I think there is a squeamishness about infilling the sea near cities. There is obviously a balance to be struck between amenity and the sustainable use of land, but I think we a planners may shy away from this question too often.

For example, if the infilling of a bay area created less need for sprawl into greenfield site and created a more balanced central area, allowing transport to radiate outwards, then why not allow for such development.
 
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