Building the Inclusive City
Governance, Access, and the Urban Transformation of Dubai
This Open Access book is an anthropological urban study of the Emirate of Dubai, its institutions, and their evolution. It provides a contemporary history of disability in city planning from a non-Western perspective and explores the cultural context for its positioning. Three insights inform the author’s approach. First, disability research, much like other urban or social issues, must be situated in a particular place. Second, access and inclusion forms a key part of both local and global planning issues. Third, a 21st century planning education should take access and inclusion into consideration by applying a disability lens to the empirical, methodological, and theoretical advances of the field. By bridging theory and practice, this book provides new insights on inclusive city planning and comparative urban theory. This book should be read as part of a larger struggle to define and assert access; it’s a story of how equity and justice are central themes in building the cities of the future and of today.
Understanding Disability in Theory, Justice, and Planning
Pages 23-45 Open Access
The Evolving Transformations of Disability in Dubai Between 1980 and 2012
Victor Santiago Pineda
Pages 65-81 Open Access
Laws Are Not Enough: Unlocking Capabilities Through Innovations in Governance
Pages 131-155 Open Access
When viewing the video, focus on answering the following questions:
- Why is disability an evolving concept?
- What is the relationship between disability and human diversity?
- What are the different types of barriers that persons with disabilities face?