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The village and the city: a diagnostic study of the spatial embedding patterns in villages absorbed by cities in Bahrain

AL-Ghatam, W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Abstract
During the growth of cities villages are frequently absorbed into the fabric of that conurbation. But what are the consequences of this? To what extent and how well do these villages become part of the overall fabric of the city? What is the effect on the village and the wider city? How do these villages interact with the configuration of the city to create a rich spatial urban structure? This study focuses on the spatial distribution of the internal and edge commercial activity within the villages absorbed by Manama and Muharraq, cities of Bahrain, and their correspondence with the syntactic factors as a key factor for the subject. Fully under...
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free text keywords: Space syntax, villages, micro-economic activities, local centres, metric, choice, betweenness
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35 references, page 1 of 3

Arab League. 1975. State of Bahrain: A study of environment challenging and Human, (in Arabic), the Institution of research and studies, Cairo, Egypt

Archive Editions. 1993. Bahrain Government Annual Reports (BAR) 1924-1970 8 Volumes, London,

Archive Editions. 1993. Records of Bahrain (RB); Primary documents 1820-1970, (8 Vols).

Ben-Hamouch, M. 2004. The Changing Morphology of Gulf Cities: The Case of Bahrain. Habitat International Vol. 28, 521-540.

Ben-Hamouch, M. 2007. Land-use change and its impact on urban planning in Bahrain a GIS approach, Middle East spatial technology 4th conference, Bahrain Kingdom

David Drakakis-smith, Third World Cities, p. 21

Douglass, Mike. 1998a. A Regional Network Strategy for Reciprocal Rural-urban Linkages. An Agenda for Policy Research with Reference to Indonesia. In Third World Planning Review, Vol. 20, N°1.

Fuccaro N. 1999. Urban history of Bahrain. Excess University

Fuccaro , Nelida. 2005. Mapping the Transnational Community: Persians and the Space of the City in Bahrain, c. 1869-1937. In Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf, ed. M. Al-Rasheed. Routledge, pp. 39-58.

Fuccaro, Nelida. 1999. Islam and Urban Space: Ma'tams in Bahrain before Oil. Newsletter of the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), 3. 12.

Fuccaro, N. (2000). Understanding the urban history of Bahrain. Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East, 17, 49-81.

Greene, M. 2001. Housing and Community Consolidation in Informal Settlements: A Case of Movement Economy. J. Hanson (Ed.), Proceedings, 4th International Space Syntax Symposium. London: University College London.

Guldin G. 2001. What's a Peasant to Do?: Village Becoming Town in Southern China. Westview Press, Boulder 2001, 312 pp

Hillier, B. 1999. Centrality as a process: accounting for attraction inequalities in deformed grids. Urban Design International, 3/4, 107-127

Hillier, B. (2001a) A theory of the city as object: how spatial laws Proceedings of the Third Space Syntax Symposium, Atlanta available at, mediate the social construction of urban space

35 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
During the growth of cities villages are frequently absorbed into the fabric of that conurbation. But what are the consequences of this? To what extent and how well do these villages become part of the overall fabric of the city? What is the effect on the village and the wider city? How do these villages interact with the configuration of the city to create a rich spatial urban structure? This study focuses on the spatial distribution of the internal and edge commercial activity within the villages absorbed by Manama and Muharraq, cities of Bahrain, and their correspondence with the syntactic factors as a key factor for the subject. Fully under...
Subjects
free text keywords: Space syntax, villages, micro-economic activities, local centres, metric, choice, betweenness
Download from
UCL Discovery
Conference object . 2009
35 references, page 1 of 3

Arab League. 1975. State of Bahrain: A study of environment challenging and Human, (in Arabic), the Institution of research and studies, Cairo, Egypt

Archive Editions. 1993. Bahrain Government Annual Reports (BAR) 1924-1970 8 Volumes, London,

Archive Editions. 1993. Records of Bahrain (RB); Primary documents 1820-1970, (8 Vols).

Ben-Hamouch, M. 2004. The Changing Morphology of Gulf Cities: The Case of Bahrain. Habitat International Vol. 28, 521-540.

Ben-Hamouch, M. 2007. Land-use change and its impact on urban planning in Bahrain a GIS approach, Middle East spatial technology 4th conference, Bahrain Kingdom

David Drakakis-smith, Third World Cities, p. 21

Douglass, Mike. 1998a. A Regional Network Strategy for Reciprocal Rural-urban Linkages. An Agenda for Policy Research with Reference to Indonesia. In Third World Planning Review, Vol. 20, N°1.

Fuccaro N. 1999. Urban history of Bahrain. Excess University

Fuccaro , Nelida. 2005. Mapping the Transnational Community: Persians and the Space of the City in Bahrain, c. 1869-1937. In Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf, ed. M. Al-Rasheed. Routledge, pp. 39-58.

Fuccaro, Nelida. 1999. Islam and Urban Space: Ma'tams in Bahrain before Oil. Newsletter of the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), 3. 12.

Fuccaro, N. (2000). Understanding the urban history of Bahrain. Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East, 17, 49-81.

Greene, M. 2001. Housing and Community Consolidation in Informal Settlements: A Case of Movement Economy. J. Hanson (Ed.), Proceedings, 4th International Space Syntax Symposium. London: University College London.

Guldin G. 2001. What's a Peasant to Do?: Village Becoming Town in Southern China. Westview Press, Boulder 2001, 312 pp

Hillier, B. 1999. Centrality as a process: accounting for attraction inequalities in deformed grids. Urban Design International, 3/4, 107-127

Hillier, B. (2001a) A theory of the city as object: how spatial laws Proceedings of the Third Space Syntax Symposium, Atlanta available at, mediate the social construction of urban space

35 references, page 1 of 3
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