Raffael Beier

Raffael Beier Shifting Urban Policies in North Africa after the Arab Spring

Shifting Urban Policies in North Africa after the Arab Spring

Urgent Reaction or Real Changes?

Diskussionspapiere - Volkswirtschaft des Vorderen Orients

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
geheftet, 32 Seiten
ISBN 9783879976225
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Social injustice, corrup­tion, an autho­ri­ta­rian rule of law and the growing contrasts between rich and poor have become parti­cu­larly evident in the Arab coun­tries’ largest metro­po­litan areas. Mirro­ring the contrast between global aspi­ra­tions and local chal­lenges, these “cities of extremes” have seen the emer­gence of gated communi­ties and urban flagship projects in the direct neigh­bour­hood of preca­rious informal sett­le­ments. Far too often, the region’s urban plan­ning is not demand-led, but rather driven by a centrally controlled real-estate market that feeds a hardly tran­s­pa­rent, rentier-based economic model. Conse­qu­ently, top-down plan­ning has often prio­ri­tised ambi­tious large-scale projects instead of decen­tra­lised and diffe­ren­tiated plan­ning solu­tions.