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Building the Inclusive City

Governance, Access, and the Urban Transformation of Dubai

Authors: Pineda, Victor Santiago

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  • Proposes that disability research and activism must be grounded in a time and place
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This Open Access book is an anthropological urban study of the Emirate of Dubai, its institutions, and their evolution. It provides a contemporary history of disability in city planning from a non-Western perspective and explores the cultural context for its positioning. Three insights inform the author’s approach. First, disability research, much like other urban or social issues, must be situated in a particular place. Second, access and inclusion forms a key part of both local and global planning issues. Third, a 21st century planning education should take access and inclusion into consideration by applying a disability lens to the empirical, methodological, and theoretical advances of the field. By bridging theory and practice, this book provides new insights on inclusive city planning and comparative urban theory. This book should be read as part of a larger struggle to define and assert access; it’s a story of how equity and justice are central themes in building the cities of the future and of today.

About the authors

Victor S. Pineda is a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California Berkeley, USA. He is a two-time presidential appointee and a globally recognized leader on inclusive urban transformation. His teaching, research, and practice advances urban equity, access, and inclusion in global governance.

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“In this skillfully crafted book, the insightful Dr. Pineda guides readers through the many aspects of disability inclusion, from physical design to cultural narratives. I highly recommend this book to those new to disability as well as those experts wishing to dive into a specific topic.” (Haben Girma, author of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Pineda, Victor Santiago

  • Understanding Disability in Theory, Justice, and Planning

    Pages 23-45

    Pineda, Victor Santiago

  • What Makes a City Accessible and Inclusive?

    Pages 47-63

    Pineda, Victor Santiago

  • The Evolving Transformations of Disability in Dubai Between 1980 and 2012

    Pages 65-81

    Pineda, Victor Santiago

  • Exploring Functionings and Freedoms in Dubai

    Pages 83-113

    Pineda, Victor Santiago

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32988-4
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building the Inclusive City
Book Subtitle
Governance, Access, and the Urban Transformation of Dubai
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32988-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32988-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32987-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 169
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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