Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The New Arab Urban – Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress - NYU Press Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini

Abstract

This book is a way to learn from the Persian Gulf – to use its cities, cultures, and politics to broaden our understanding of how wealth and power operate in the world today. To learn from cities of the Arabian Peninsula -- places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha -- does not mean celebrating them or ridiculing them either. It means looking closely at how they operate and their prospects for future impacts inside and outside the region. Here, a group of scholars from across the disciplines and much of the world, strives to emplace the new developments in wider histories of trade, of technology, ... More

Keywords: Persian Gulf, Middle-eastern Cities, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Urban Development, Urbanism, Contemporary Architecture, Ecology, Technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479880010
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harvey Molotch, editor
New York University

Davide Ponzini, editor
Politecnico di Milano

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.

Contents

View:

Introduction

Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini

Section I The Gulf as Transnational

1 Giving the Transnational a History

Alex Boodrookas and Arang Keshavarzian

Section II Assembling Hybrid Cities

4 A Gulf of Images

Michele Nastasi

6 Planning from Within

Hilary Ballon

Section III Urban Test Beds for Export

7 Gateway

Mina Akhavan

8 Exporting the Spaceship

Gökçe Günel

Section IV Audacity, Work-Arounds, and Spatial Segmentation

11 Consuming Abu Dhabi

Harvey Molotch

Conclusion

Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini