Planning Middle Eastern Cities
An Urban Kaleidoscope
Edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy
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Planning Middle Eastern Cities by Yasser Elsheshtawy
Book DescriptionMiddle Eastern cities cannot be lumped together as a single group. Rather they make up the urban kaleidoscope of the title, as the diversity of the six cities included here shows. They range from cities rich in tradition (Cairo, Tunis, and Baghdad), to neglected cities (Algiers and Sana'a), to newly emerging 'oil-rich' Gulf cities (Dubai). The authors are all young Arab scholars and architects local to the cities they describe, providing an authentic voice with an understanding no outsider could achieve. These contributors move away from an exclusively 'Islamic' reading of Arab cities - which they regard as outdated and counterproductive. Instead, they explore issues of identity and globalization in the context of the struggles and solutions offered by each city from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Their focus is on how the built environment has changed over time and under different influences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415304009
(246mm x 189mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by Yasser Elsheshtawy
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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