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Here Comes Dohaland

October 26 2009
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Dohaland’s public release of its plans and renderings were met this year with some applause. With Dohaland, however, comes the departure of one of Doha’s liveliest parts of town anchored on Mushaireb Road. Below are pictures of the neighborhoods making room for Dohaland.

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The People’s Icon

September 10 2009
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Dubai Metro Launch 09

Dubai is abuzz with a new kind of speculation: what does the introduction of urban rail mean for everyday life in the so-called superlative city?

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Some released designs for Basra’s new Sports City

July 28 2009
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Time-Lapse Video of Dubai’s Urbanization

June 3 2009
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This Time-Lapse video has been compiled from images posted on NASA’s Earth Observatory.

via Wired

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‘We just need these new cities’

May 22 2009
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SAnewcity

Under the direction of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), six new cities are currently in development totalling ‘four times the geographical area of Hong Kong, three times the population of Dubai, and an economic output equal to that of Singapore.’

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GCC Railroad: 24 Years of Amnesia?

March 31 2009
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GCC Railroad map: http-wwwxpress4mecomimages071031national_rail_4

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