Yenkit Resort Community

This was a detailed master plan and urban design controls for a major new resort community located in a tourism development area.  The site stretches along the coast south of Muscat, embracing s an area of some 9.5 sq. km extending both sides of Khawr… [Read More]

Yenkit Resort Community Yenkit Resort Community

Duqum New Town

The new town of Duqum in Al Wusta Region is being built to service a port and dry dock complex.  This is part of regional development for this small and remote part of the Oman. The new town is expected to grow to around 65,000 persons and provide a… [Read More]

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Chhattisgarh Capital City Master Plan

We prepared a full master plan for the state government of Chhattisgarh as part of a limited competition supported by local planning studies. Our urban structure plan was based on a flexible grid arrangement adapted to the topography of the designated… [Read More]

Chhattisgarh Capital City Master Plan Chhattisgarh Capital City Master Plan

Surya City

This was a proposal for a new township for the south south-east of Bangalore. It was based on a public/private partnership arrangement with the housing authority in order to provide social housing as part of a comprehensive development. Our approach… [Read More]

Surya City Surya City

Barbara Hartley

Barbara HartleyMA (Archaeology & Heritage), Designer

Urban Designer

Barbara is a Director of Howgill Planning Limited. She has key experience in Urban Design and Development Projects in the Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman and Iraq for residential and tourism-related projects. This includes planning and design of new townships and the design of mixed-use development areas.


She was recently the urban designer for a Master Planning project in the Middle East for which she prepared a series of detailed studies as neighbourhood plans for a major waterfront project , the Historic Core and contrasted residential neighbourhoods for the city.  She was also the lead urban designer for the Yenkit Tourism Development project in Oman, as well as design architect for a set of golf villas for the project.