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Self-organized communities, urban governance and the city: Lessons learned from Muscat, Oman


This research aims to understand the different forms of landownership and habitation, to identify the role of citizens in land management and urban development within diverse neighbourhoods with varying self-governance systems. Furthermore, the research explores the relations between the horizontal and vertical scale, on which both the civil society and the public sector operate. Through the identification of self-organized communities in relation to land management bodies in Muscat, the research outlines various structures of neighbourhoods that could achieve a collaborative discussion, internally and externally.