(Re)imagining the Arab City


The Arab world is home to both some of civilization’s oldest and newest cities. It is one of the most urbanized regions on the globe, and is undergoing rapid and massive change towards greater urbanization. Among the greatest tensions in urban development models is how to accommodate growth and address challenges that accompany it. While each locale within the region has a unique history and set of challenges, many have chosen a similar approach of abandoning the old in favor of the new.

This panel seeks to explore the following questions: what are the dominant urban trends in the region today? What are the strengths and weaknesses of these models in addressing urban challenges? In what ways do these models account for socioeconomic diversity? How can historical plans and structures be leveraged rather than abandoned?
 

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      (Re)imagining the Arab City