Intervention urbanism: the delicacy of aspirational change in the old center of Doha

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Abstract

The city of Doha keeps repositioning itself on the map of international architecture and urbanism. But, while the rapid urban growth of the city continues to be a subject of debate, little attention has been paid to the nature of change and intervention in the old city core. I interrogate these processes in the light of three questions: Can an urban intervention be simultaneously local and global? Can it demonstrate international best practices without ignoring traditional knowledge? Would a prioritisation of local influences or an interest in heritage conservation represent narrow-mindedness?


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalUrban Pamphleteer
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • old center
  • urban conservation
  • aspirations
  • iconicity

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