Plurality of hubs and emerging place typologies in Gulf cities

Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann

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Rulers of Gulf countries have developed a strong interest in establishing and promoting new visions of their capital and major cities over the past few decades. In particular, the new vision to establish hubs in various economic sectors including trade, transit and tourism as well as culture and education have instigated a variety of mega projects and subsequently a diversity of place typologies. This paper explores newly emerging places and their networks rooted in distinctive hub visions, which have resulted in globalised urban spaces as nodal points within international networks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2016
EventBRISMES Conference 2016: Networks: Connecting the Middle East through Time, Space and Cyberspace - The University of Wales, Trinity St David, Lampeter Campus, Lampeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201615 Jul 2016


ConferenceBRISMES Conference 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • cultural dialogues
  • place typologies
  • emerging cities
  • Gulf
  • Middle East
  • urban spaces
  • public realm

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  • Impacts

    Architectural and urban research for an enhanced decision-making on urban dynamics of emerging cities

    Ashraf Salama (Participant), Alain Thierstein (Participant) & Florian Wiedmann (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety

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    Salama, A. M., & Wiedmann, F. (2016). Plurality of hubs and emerging place typologies in Gulf cities. Paper presented at BRISMES Conference 2016, Lampeter, United Kingdom.