Learning from Gulf Cities


WHEN November 13-14, 2017
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

The workshop discusses the findings of the long-term research initiative Learning from Gulf Cities, developed by Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini. The collaboration involves numerous scholars from various parts of the world, oriented toward urban issues of the Gulf region. The project strives to identify sources of impact as well as the ways Gulf cities have their own impacts elsewhere. Three discussants - Francesca Arici (Omran - Oman Tourism Development Company), Farah al Nakib (Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait), Kais Sammarai (Economic Cities Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nelida Fuccaro (NYUAD) respond to issues raised in the forthcoming volume from NYU Press, Learning from Gulf Cities, edited by Molotch and Ponzini.

Image: Michele Nastasi

See November 13 for companion evening program and for the “Learning from Gulf Cities” urban architectural photographic exhibition opening

Convened by
  • Harvey Molotch, Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies, NYU; Affiliated Faculty, NYUAD
  • Davide Ponzini, Associate Professor of Urban Planning - Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Milano
  • Francesca Arici, Associate Director of Design, Omran - Oman Tourism Development Company, Individuals
  • Nelida Fuccaro, Professor of Middle Eastern History, NYUAD
  • Kais Sammarrai, Director of Planning, Economic Cities Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Individuals
  • Farah Al Nakib, Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait, Individuals
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi Institute

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