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The new Arab urban : Gulf cities of wealth, ambition, and distress

Author: Harvey Luskin Molotch; Davide Ponzini
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Luskin Molotch; Davide Ponzini
ISBN: 9781479880010 1479880019 9781479897254 1479897256
OCLC Number: 1035302543
Description: xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Learning from Gulf Cities / Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini --
Section I. The Gulf as Transnational. Giving the Transnational a History : Gulf Cities across Time and Space / Alex Bookrookas and Arang Keshavarzian --
Problematizing a Regional Context : Representation in Arab and Gulf Cities / Amale Andraos --
Mobilities of Urban Spectacle : Plans, Projects, and Investments in the Gulf and Beyond / Davide Ponzini --
Section II. Assembling Hybrid Cities. A Gulf of Images : Photography and the Circulation of Spectacular Architecture / Michele Nastasi --
Planning for the Hybrid Gulf City / Laura Lieto --
Planning from Within : NYU Abu Dhabi / Hilary Ballon --
Section III. Urban Test Beds for Export. Gateway : Revisiting Dubai as a Port City / Mina Akhavan --
Exporting the Spaceship : The Connected Isolation of Masdar City / Gökçe Günel --
"Two Days to Shape the Future" : A Saudi Arabian Node in the Transnational Circulation of Ideas about New Cities / Sarah Moser --
Section IV. Audacity, Work-Arounds, and Spatial Segmentation. Real Estate Speculation and Transnational Development in Dubai / Yasser Elsheshtawy --
Consuming Abu Dhabi / Harvey Molotch --
A Quest for Significance : Gulf Oil Monarchies' International Strategies and Their Urban Dimensions / Steffen Hertog --
Conclusion : From Gulf Cities Onward / Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini.
Other Titles: Gulf cities of wealth, ambition, and distress
Responsibility: edited by Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini.

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