Gated Communities: Social Sustainability in Contemporary and by Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku, Saskia Sassen

By Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku, Saskia Sassen

Gated Communities offers a historical, socio-political and modern cultural standpoint of gated groups. In doing so it bargains a distinct lens wherein to view the old vernacular historical past of this now international phenomenon. The ebook provides a suite of latest writing at the factor by way of a world and interdisciplinary crew of members. The authors assessment present pondering on gated groups and examine the sustainability matters that those modern 'lifestyle' groups bring up. The authors argue that there are hyperlinks that may be drawn among the old gated homesteads and towns, present in a lot of the realm, and trendy Western-style safe complexes. worldwide examples of gated groups, and their ancient context, are provided through the ebook. The authors additionally touch upon how sustainability matters have impacted on those groups. The publication concludes by means of contemplating how the historical measures up with the modern when it comes to sustainability functionality, and aesthetic.

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Hype aside, the number of gated communities in the Middle East (apart from the security compounds for expatriate workers) is not high and steps taken to better integrate these communities within the existing infrastructure and reflect more of the traditional climatic, cultural, social, economic and religious control mechanisms that manifested themselves in the traditional built environment are not too late. This chapter has shown that gated communities are not in themselves a new form of housing provision in the Middle East, but a product of their time and circumstances.

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Beyond the gates of highly self-selecting communities of wealth, there exist a wealth of alternative ways of thinking about and planning for the human future, of transcending modernity and of shaping inclusive, viable and sustainable futures for all. References Burckhardt, T. and Stoddart, W. (1992) Fez: City of Islam, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK Frank, A. G. (1998) ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA Nandy, A. (2001) An Ambiguous Journey to the City, Oxford University Press, Delhi, India Sardar, Z.

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