Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects by Majd Musa

By Majd Musa

Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, within the early twenty-first century and the funding of this capital in large-scale city advancements have considerably reworked the city’s outfitted atmosphere. consequently, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval you will need to learn it opposed to the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan’s financial system and the combination of either the country’s economic system and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist economic climate.

This booklet analyzes 3 situations of megaprojects deliberate for the town within the early twenty-first century: the recent Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing upon theories on city improvement and capitalism, identification, and discourse, and concrete improvement procedures and circumstances in different towns, the e-book investigates how modern megaprojects in Amman healthy into the capitalist financial system and its modes of creation, how capital flows build a contemporary photograph of the town, and the way the recent photograph and megaprojects symbolize the town citizens as glossy and create Amman as an international urban.

This booklet provides a brand new method of the examine of the city equipped atmosphere in Amman, offering a worthy interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, in particular within the center East.

Show description

Read Online or Download Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects (Built Environment City Studies) PDF

Similar urban planning & development books

Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals): Paved with good intentions

The Magarini cost venture in Kenya is commonplace of many huge 3rd global rural improvement tasks of contemporary years, no longer least in its failure to fulfil even minimal targets. First released in 1991, improvement in perform explores the explanations for this initiatives failure, and appears on the classes to be realized from this event for improvement generally.

Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwan (Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design)

Heteroglossic Asia provides an research of geographic, historic, cultural, financial, spatial and political elements underlying Taiwan’s maritime urbanity via case experiences in accordance with Taipei and Kaohsiung; towns which symbolize the multi-accentual personality of Taiwan’s city atmosphere and its contemporary alterations and improvement via structure.

Urban Citizenship and American Democracy

Examines urban politics and coverage, federalism, and democracy within the usa. After many years of being outlined through quandary and barriers, towns are well known again—as locations for individuals and companies, and as topics of scholarly examine. city Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship via exploring the origins and dynamics of city citizenship within the usa.

Snarl: In Defense of Stalled Traffic and Faulty Networks

Ruth A. Miller excavates a centuries-old heritage of nonhuman and nonbiological constitutional engagement and descriptions a powerful mechanical democracy that demanding situations present theories of liberal and human political participation. Drawing on an eclectic set of criminal, political, and automobile texts from France, Turkey, and the U.S., she proposes an intensive mechanical re-articulation of 3 of the main simple rules of democracy: power, mobility, and liberty.

Extra info for Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects (Built Environment City Studies)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 39 votes