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The evolving Arab city : tradition, modernity and urban development / edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy
London ; New York : Routledge, c2008
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 3rd Floor  HT147.5 .E86 2008    AVAILABLE
Mardigian Endowment Bookplate
Subject(s) City planning -- Arab countries
Cities and towns -- Arab countries
Physical Description xiv, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The great divide: struggling and emerging cities in the Arab world / Yasser Elsheshtawy -- The new Arab metropolis: a new research agenda / Fuad K. Malkawi -- Amman: disguised genealogy and recent urban restructuring and neoliberal threats / Rami Farouk Daher -- From regional node to backwater and back to uncertainty: Beirut, 1943-2006 / Sofia T. Shwayri -- Rabat: from capital to global metropolis / Jamila Bargach -- Riyadh: a city of 'institutional' architecture / Mashary A. Al-Naim -- Kuwait: learning from a globalized city / Yasser Mahgoub -- Manama: the metamorphosis of an Arab Gulf city / Mustapha Ben Hamouche -- Rediscovering the island: Doha's urbanity from pearls to spectacle / Khaled Adham -- Cities of sand and fog: Abu Dhabi's global ambitions / Yasser Elsheshtawy
Review "This collection written by Arab architects/urbanists is a sequel to Planning Middle Eastern Cities. Studies of Arab/Islamic cities used to be the province of 'outsiders' who not only prematurely generalized to a genre, but to one encapsulated in timelessness. In contrast, the case studies included in the earlier volume (Dubai, Sana'a, Baghdad, Algiers, Tunis, and Cairo), now supplemented in this volume by studies on three older cities (Amman, Beirut, and Rabat) and five newer oil cities (Riyadh, Kuwait City, Manama, Doha and Abu-Dhabi), focus, often critically, on the cities' rapid transformations." "Each case study traces the city's colonial and post-colonial history, the evolution of its distinctive social and physical structures, and its intersection with the region and the world."--BOOK JACKET
Series Planning, history, and the environment series
Alternate Author Elsheshtawy, Yasser
Mardigian Endowment, 2010

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