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The naturally-cooled desert skyscrapers of Shibam, Yemen date from the 16th century. Image: Skyscraper City

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.

"Let them eat cake" - Image: Wallpapers.free-review.net

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.

Tahrir Square, Cairo - Image: Shawn Baldwin ShawnBaldwin.com

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.

Aerial shot of Dubai Marina courtesy of Stanford University

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.