Type
Article
Titre
Arab Sustainable Urbanism: Worlding Strategies, Local Struggles
Dans
Middle East - Topics & Arguments
Éditeur
DE
Volume
12
Pages
35 - 42 p.
ISSN
2196629X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.17192/ meta.2019.12.7935
Mots clés
Green Urbanism, Climate Change, Megaprojects, Rentier States, Arab Cities
Résumé
EN
Unlike many metropolises that use green urbanism as a worlding strategy, Arab cit- ies seem reluctant to embark on ambi - tious schemes addressing sustainability issues. To explain this situation, the article highlights three arguments. Firstly, as state-led governance prioritizes social stability, existing green plans have been scrapped in the face of political threats. Second, large, allegedly sustainable proj- ects such as Masdar should not hide ongoing unsustainable urbanization fea- tures. Thirdly, the dominant framings of sustainability tend to focus on global issues (greenhouse gas emissions and low carbon energy), hence neglecting local claims for sustainability that do not fit into global environmental narratives.

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