Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Perspective on Dubai...

We've heard a great deal about the ongoing Dubai default drama from a horde of different economists and other financial types.  Recently, though, KCRW in Los Angeles posted a podcast where it discusses the topic with two prominent architects.

You can download the podcast here (the Dubai part begins at the :33 minute mark).

The interviews provide a good background of the design and development of Dubai.  One of the architects describe the theory behind Dubai as "cut and paste urbanism" as well as "ponzi scheme urbanism". 

A very interesting listen from a more land planning perspective...

--Chad Emerson, Faulkner U.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/2009/12/another-perspective-on-dubai.html

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