publication . Thesis . 2016

The search for city : between being and seeming in the rapid urbanisation of\ud Doha, Qatar

Chomowicz, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 May 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This dissertation’s essential aim is to understand the collective nature of a rapidly evolving twenty-first-century city. Looking closely at Doha, Qatar - a city that can choose to be anything it desires - reveals a tension between the regime’s aspirations and the expectations of its (mostly foreign) constituents. Doha’s fundamental transformation from village to metropolis provides an interpretation of ‘city’ that discloses the possibilities and limitations of civic culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.\ud \ud This thesis’ contribution to knowledge is four-fold: (1) to add generally to architectural and urban theory, and particularly to ...
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