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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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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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Al Manakh interviewed at PSFK website.

November 5 2010
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Read the interview here.

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Al Manakh: the Sequel

October 29 2010
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A guide: 00:00: Mark Wigley (Dean, GSAPP Columbia University) provides brief description of the book; 3:10: Todd Reisz (editor, Al Manakh 2) on the making of Al Manakh 2; 29:00: Rem Koolhaas on OMA’s work in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The Civil Society Movement in the Arab Gulf States

October 20 2010
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by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
At first glance it seems as though the six Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies have no civil society movements to speak of, but scratching the surface unveils a complex layer of organisations… [read more]

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