What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 2

25th January 2013 / 0 comments

An excerpt from a four-part series on Middle Eastern urbanism I wrote for FutureCapeTown.com during a family holiday in Jordan and Israel. Read Part II of the full article here and Part I here.  The city of Dubai, then, continues to build up and out on a coastal desert, without assimilating any of the immigrant human…

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What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 1

23rd January 2013 / 0 comments

An excerpt from a four-part series on Middle Eastern urbanism I wrote for FutureCapeTown.com during a family holiday in Jordan and Israel. Read the full article here. When we begin to think about cities, we are thinking of places that have made an impression on us. But, as impressions of places superimpose themselves one on…

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This is the city that oil built: Learning from Dubai

21st January 2013 / 0 comments

Aerial shot of Dubai Marina courtesy of Stanford University An excerpt from a series of reports about Middle Eastern urbanism written during travel to Jordan and Israel and published at FutureCapeTown.com. Read the full article here.  In Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown set out to visit a mirage city in the…

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