Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Revisiting Dubai

Experts from the Project for Public Spaces recently visited Dubai to train real estate developers in the art of Placemaking. This article compares the relatively sleepy pace of development in New York with the explosive growth in Dubai.

The rapid pace of change in Dubai has received extensive media coverage recently. For another perspective on the implications that Dubai has for the city of the future, urban theorist Mike Davis examines Dubai in an essay titled, "Does the Road to the Future End at Dubai?"