Making Dubai: A Process in Crisis

Photos: Katrin Greiling

The world financial crisis of 2009 brought the onward march of property development in Dubai to a standstill. Todd Reisz describes how the city’s PR community responded to the predicament with a cathartic call for honesty and transparency. Reisz, however, questions the consultants’ understanding of the Dubai Dream, which though built out of no more than images, is also constructed out of the hopes of the Arab world.

Volume 80, Issue 5, Special Issue: Post‐Traumatic Urbanism, September/October 2010

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