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Why Dubai’s man-made islands are still empty

Dubai overspent and the real estate market crashed. A series of man-made mega projects are in danger of collapse and are now pretty much abandoned. Environmental concerns, stagnant ponds, and migrant worker rights. White gold Mercedes cars as a the talk of the town. Dubai has some problems.  The visions envisioned by the architects went […]

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Abu Dhabi’s best green projects

The Tenth Session of World Urban Forum, the world’s most important conference on cities convened biannually by UN Habitat has just concluded. For the first time, it took place in an Arab country, the United Arab Emirates, and the host, Abu Dhabi, had much to contribute to the conversation.  Throughout the week-long event, representatives of […]