A 30-minute lecture about the making of new cities in Saudi Arabia. The presentation focuses on the new cities built in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and investigates them as predecessors to the new ‘Economic Cities’ currently being pursued. These cities will eventually house close to 3 million people. An article based on this lecture will soon follow.
Many thanks to Al Manakh contributors for inspiration, research and help: Ziad Aazam, Joyce Hsiang, Joumana al Jabri, Mashary Al Naim, and Reda Sijiny. The presentation was given at the International New Town Institute’s conference in November, 2010
Other presentations from INTI’s conference here.