Damascus and Surrounding Master Plan to 2030, 2010-12
Strategic plan for the whole city and surrounding satellite towns commissioned by the Governorate of the city and led by Khatib.
The plan proposed ambitious change and a reversal of the process of disorganised suburbanisation, to promote a compact and liveable city centre, a new high rise CBD outside the historic area but within walking distance and a framework for balanced neighbourhood creation. An innovative urban design-led approach was adopted through the agreement of the Damascus Charter and the formalisation of a Neighborhood Plan, integrating physical, economic and social development. Instability in the country suspended the project at its final stages.