Creating Urban Connections Between Dubai's Icons

The Burj Khalifa has opened in Dubai. Now, locals say, the development of the city's public life must begin.

"[N]ow that the remains of the fireworks have been brushed away and as visitors make their first trips to the observatory on the 124th floor, it is time to take a longer view on how development should progress.

Authorities have said the focus will be on infrastructure and finishing projects that have already started construction, which is wise. What else is needed is a comprehensive plan for development that sets out the priorities of construction and how the city can improve a sense of public life."

This article argues that there is a lack of connection between the parts of the city, and that urban streetlife will play a role in creating those connections.

Full Story: Attaching a sense of urban life to Dubai

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