Category Archives: Urban Studies

Rapid Increase in Urban Population Calls for Innovative Solutions

It was year 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas.Now, there are pros and cons of this phenomenon. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at … Continue reading

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Levant: The Term, The Region and Cities

Levant is an imprecisely defined region in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. The Levant is an approximate historical geographical … Continue reading

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Tower of Babble: A Scycrapper?

The cities of today exhibit the tallest structures the world has ever seen. The density of urban environments  is high due to the desire to live and do business as close to the heart of the metropolis as is possible, … Continue reading

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Tracing the History of Urban Civilization

The world’s most advanced urban civilizations are impressive achievements of human planning, technology, engineering and imagination. Modern cityscapes appear to have been built with the specific aim of serving the needs of our civilizations and their institutions. But where does … Continue reading

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