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Author Salama, Ashraf M. A., author.

Title Demystifying Doha : on architecture and urbanism in an emerging city / by Ashraf Salama and Florian Wiedmann.

Published Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.95363 SALA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiv, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1.Introduction: Globalisation and the Emerging City -- Understanding Historical Context Matters -- Understanding Urban Governance Matters -- Understanding Image-making Matters -- Understanding People Matters -- Understanding Sustainability Matters -- Outlook: Investigating Doha -- Notes -- 2.Overview of Architecture and Urbanism in the Arabian Peninsula -- Pre-oil Settlements: A Product of Desert, Tribal Tradition and the Sea -- The Oil City: A Product of the Oil Wealth -- Overview of Major Urban Centres Resulting from Oil Wealth -- The Post-oil City: A Future Service Hub -- A Critique of Post-oil Architecture -- Outlook: Architecture and Urbanism of the Emerging Hubs in the Gulf -- Notes -- 3.The Urban Evolution of Doha: From a Vernacular Settlement to an Emerging Service Hub -- The Pre-oil Settlement of Doha: A Product of Desert, Sea, and Tradition -- The Oil City of Doha: A Product of Oil Wealth -- The Emerging Service Hub of Doha --
Contents note continued: Outlook:The Future of Urban Evolution of Doha -- Notes -- 4.Contemporary Urbanism in Doha: From Decentralised Governance to Integrated Urban Development Strategies -- The Transformation of Doha into a Global Hub -- The Decentralisation of Urban Planning -- The Impact on Urban Morphologies -- The Implementation of a Holistic Urban Development Vision in Qatar -- Outlook: Doha's Urbanism at the Crossroads -- Notes -- 5.Contemporary Architecture and Image-making Practices in Doha -- The Context and the Scene of Contemporary Architecture in Doha -- Image-making: A Theoretical Account -- Manifestations of Contextual and Critical Approaches to Image-making -- Understanding Image-making through Empirical Evidence -- Outlook: Regional Pressures and Global Influences -- Notes -- 6.Dynamics of Population and the Urban Environment of Doha -- Urban Open Spaces in Doha -- Experiencing Doha's Urban Open Spaces -- Examining Urban Space Diversity in Doha --
Contents note continued: Outlook: Invigorating the Quality of Urban Life in Doha -- Notes -- 7.The Challenges of Sustainable Urbanism and the Future of Doha -- The Impact of Current Construction Boom on Urban Morphologies -- The Economic Consequences of Contemporary Urbanism -- The Potential Environmental Hazards -- The Impact on Society -- Three Main Challenges for Establishing Sustainability -- Outlook:Toward Sustainable Urbanism in Doha -- Notes -- 8.Conclusion: Introducing an Analytical Framework for Emerging Doha -- A Theoretical Discourse on Space Production in Cities -- The Production of Urban Qualities -- Analytical Framework for Investigating the Production of Urban Qualities -- Outlook:The Future of Urban Qualities in Doha -- Notes.
Other author Wiedmann, Florian, author.
Subject Architecture -- Qatar -- Dawḥah.
Urbanization -- Qatar -- Dawḥah.
City planning -- Qatar -- Dawḥah.
Dawḥah (Qatar) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781409466345 (hbk.)