Evolving Arab City by Yasser Elsheshtawy
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Evolving Arab City
By Yasser Elsheshtawy

The Evolving Arab City

Tradition, Modernity and Urban Development

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Evolving Arab City by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Book Description

Today 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415411561
ISBN-10: 0415411564
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Evolving Arab City by Yasser Elsheshtawy Evolving Arab City, Paperback (February 2011)

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Planning Middle Eastern Cities by Yasser Elsheshtawy Planning Middle Eastern Cities, Paperback (October 2009)

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Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle by Yasser Elsheshtawy Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle, Hardback (July 2009)

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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