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Al Manakh is the collaborative initiative to monitor, reveal and forecast new urban developments unfolding in the Gulf region. This analysis focuses on how the Gulf’s recent pace has not only shaped its own urban centers but also releases significant effects beyond its borders...
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Making Sense of the City

June 28 2011
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Please read the latest article at the Huffington Post here.

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Kuwait: Bidoon and the City

June 18 2011
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In light of the recent Human Rights Watch coverage of Kuwait’s bidoon population, we’ve posted Farah Al-Nakib’s background article from Al Manakh 2 (2010).

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While KAUST Takes the Spotlight, Princess Nora University is for the Masses

June 1 2011
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This week the world’s largest women’s university Princess Nora University opens (ahead of schedule) in Saudi Arabia. The Al Manakh 2 coverage addresses the potential impact of this cultural milestone in Saudi Arabia. By Joumana al Jabri

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Bahrain’s Pearl Roundabout is Renamed ‘Al Farooq Junction’

May 30 2011
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Al Farooq Junction

As the government had promised, the monumental crossroads has now been upgraded from a roundabout to a junction. Dubai’s Gulf News covers the conversion. You can also read earlier coverage on Pearl Roundabout here.

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A Spaceship in the Desert

May 23 2011
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Masdar City is one big laboratory for the future city. Situated close to Abu Dhabi, this creation by Norman Foster is aimed to be completely sustainable and energy-neutral. The Guardian wonders whether this 17 billion-dollar project, with its electric cars and wind towers, is the right model for the sustainable city of the future. Laura [...]

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Bahrain: A Roundabout Way to Signifying Nothing

April 6 2011
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Huffington Post article on the demolition of Bahrain’s Pearl Roundabout. Find it here.

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