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What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 2

Brett Petzer shares perspectives on the spectacle that is Dubai, and what it means to the people that live there. Here is Part 2.

What does Dubai mean to the people that live there? Part 1

Brett Petzer shares perspectives on the spectacle that is Dubai, and what it means to the people that live there. Here is Part 1.

The Arab Street and the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring opened the doors to the Arab Street where the concentration and mixing of people once again gave Cairo a sense of Urbanity. Through the strength of urbanity, a real city arise and continue to prosper, even after great dissent.

This is the city that oil built. Learning from Dubai

What is a City? Brett Petzer shares his perspective on the environmental and infrastructural challenges of making Dubai in the first place – as well as the greater challenge of keeping Dubai a going concern.