Urban Spectacles: Constructing the World's Tallest Building in Dubai
This paper examines the construction of Burj Dubai, planned to be the tallest building in the world using a socio-cultural sustainability framework.
||Social Sustainability, Cultural Sustainability, Skyscrapers, Dubai, Middle Eastern Cities
International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.173-186.
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Yasser Elsheshtawy obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Cairo University in 1986, a Master Degree in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1996. His research has focused on environment-behavior studies, architectural theory as well as changing urban/architectural patterns of Middle Eastern cities. He has published in numerous international journals and attended conferences worldwide. He was recently awarded the JAE (Journal of Architectural Education) award for best article of the year for an article titled “The Ambiguous Veil: On Transparency the Masharabiy’ya and Architecture”. His most recent publication is an edited book on Middle Eastern cities published by Routledge titled “Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An Urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalizing World.” He has lectured at Harvard Design School, Tianjin University, China, and is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University.
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