The Dream for True Urbanism in the Middle East: Recent Planning and Development in Abu Dhabi

March 24, 2009

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With wealth, talent, and tenacity, the emirate of Abu Dhabi is determined to transcend development trends in the Middle East. Larry Beasley, Special Advisor on planning for the government of Abu Dhabi, discusses this planning agenda -- the sustainable principles being pursued, the civic initiatives for quality of life, and the special efforts to build a provocative and evocative capital city.

 

Recorded Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.