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The evolving Arab city : tradition, modernity and urban development

Author: Yasser Elsheshtawy
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Planning, history, and the environment series.
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"This outstanding collection, written by sophisticated and engaged Arab architects/urbanists, is a stunning sequel to 'Planning Middle Eastern Cities' (2004) Like its predecessor, it does three things: effectively demolishes the monopoly 'orientalists' had over the topic; integrates grounded Arab scholarship with mainstream 'western' critical urban theory; and, by detailing the diverse ways Arab cities are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasser Elsheshtawy
ISBN: 9780415665728 0415665728
OCLC Number: 751146481
Notes: Originally published 2008.
Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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 --
Part I. The struggling Arab city --
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 --
Part II. The emerging Arab city --
Riyadh : a city of 'institutional' architecture / Mashary A. Al-Naim --
Kuwait : learning from a globalized city / Yasser Mahgoub --
Manama : the metamorphosis of a 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 arrival on the global scene / Yasser Elsheshtawy.
Series Title: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Responsibility: edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy.
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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  Read more...

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