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Foreword by Roemer van Toorn

Globalisation of the Arabic City State

 Dubai – dynamics of Bingo Urbanism

The EXPOisation of the City

The City of the Image

Heritage Planning: improving the past

Jon Jerde was here: Dubai Festival City

Dubai Shopping Festival

The shopping City

Lush Landscapes and Lavish Green


Like No Other Place

Oases of Free Ideas

Sheik Zayed’s Potemkin Corridor

Dubai ≠ Las Vegas?

Boris Brorman Jensen is educated as an architect from Aarhus School of Architecture, AAA in Denmark with graduate studies at State University of New York in Buffalo and a doctoral degree in civil engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been a visiting academic at The University of Sydney, Australia and guest teacher/lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, KTH Stockholm, AHO Oslo and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Boris Brorman Jensen is currently working as an independent scholar and consultant in architecture and planning. He has besides his practice exhibited and published several research projects on globalization, urban development and architectural theory.