The Evolving Arab City
Tradition, Modernity and Urban Development
Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy
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Evolving Arab City by Yasser Elsheshtawy
Book DescriptionToday cities of the Arab world are subject to many of the same problems as other world cities, yet too often they are ignored in studies of urbanisation. This collection reveals the contrasts and similarities between older, traditional Arab cities and the newer oil-stimulated cities of the Gulf in their search for development and a place in the world order. The eight cities which form the core of the book - Rabat, Amman, Beirut, Kuwait, Manama, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh - provide a unique insight into today's Middle Eastern city. Winner of The International Planning History Society (IPHS) Book Prize.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415411561
(246mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores Dubai's history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage, using historical narratives, novels and fictional accounts by local writers. This book also explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai's urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network.
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Author Biography - Yasser Elsheshtawy
Yasser Elsheshtawy is Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University. His most recent publication is an edited book published by Routledge (2004) titled Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An Urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalizing World. He has lectured at Harvard Design School, Tianjin University, China, and Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha.
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