AsianForum 169th History of Urban Planning and Development in Middle EastFriday,February 24,2017
Categories: Past Asian Forum (2013-2017)
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Architect and urban planner
History of Urban Planning and Development in Middle East
The Middle East has a long urban tradition, embracing Damascus, Istanbul and Cairo, some oldest cities in the world history. Middle Eastern cities have been planned and developed in various historical and socio-economic contexts in pre- and post-independence periods. These cities are now facing immense pressures from massive influx of refugees caused by political instability in the region. This presentation intends to clarify the history of urban planning and development in the Middle East, with special reference to some cities in Syria.
Lecture in English