This chapter endeavours to clarify the challenges and limitations of planning for sustainability in its most comprehensive sense. Constituted in ve sections and an outlook, the chapter addresses a number of concerns relevant to sustainable urbanism in Doha. The rst section analyses the impact of current intensive construction activities on urban morphology. Manifestations of the resulting issues are categorised in terms of real estate as a driving force for urban growth in the city, fragmented urban development patterns, and suburban sprawl on the periphery of the city.