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استراحة مخيّم: روايات من مخيم الرشيدية والبحر

لا نعرف الكثير حول سبب تواجد المخيمات الفلسطينية حيث هي اليوم. كما لا نعرف المسارات التي اتخذها سكانها من فلسطين إلى تلك المخيمات. كثيراً ما نظن أنّ اللاجئين، نقلوا عند وصولهم، مباشرة إلى الخيام التي أصبحت في وقت لاحق "مخيمات." انطلاقاً من أفكار حول اللجوء وسُبل كتابة تاريخ مغاير للمخيمات الفلسطينية في لبنان، عملنا في مجموعة الدكتافون على مشروع "استراحة مخيم" الذي تم تطويره بتكليف من مقر دار النمر للفن والثقافة في بيروت خلال فعاليات مهرجان قلنديا الدولي ...

New Texts Out Now: Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile

Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay. Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016. Jadaliyya (J) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait publier ce livre? Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay (AB, GD, AQ) : L’idée de ...

New Report: City Profile of Mosul, Iraq

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Iraq has published a comprehensive urban analysis on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the focus of an international military campaign to liberate it from occupation by the terrorist group that calls itself ...

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New Texts Out Now: Jean Pierre Frey, Les voies erratiques de l'urbanisation. Etre architecte et devenir urbaniste en Afrique du Nord

A propos de : Jean-Pierre Frey, Les voies erratiques de l’urbanisation. Être architecte et devenir urbaniste en Afrique du Nord (Éditions L’Harmattan : Paris, 2016) Jadaliyya (J.) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait écrire ce livre? Jean-Pierre Frey (J.-P. F.) : Mes expériences d’enseignement ...  Read More »

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De l’impuissance des citoyens libanais face au système. "Powerless," les ambiguïtés d'un documentaire

Compte rendu: Powerless ('Indama ya’ti al-zhalam), documentaire réalisé par Cynthia Choucair (2012) (arabe, sous titré en anglais) La fin de l’année 2016 a été porteuse de nombreuses déceptions pour les militants libanais qui luttent pour la préservation du littoral et son accès libre à tous les ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Vincent Lemire, Jérusalem 1900. La ville sainte à l'âge des possibles

Vincent Lemire, Jérusalem 1900. La ville sainte à l'âge des possibles. Paris: Points-Seuil, 2016. Jadaliyya (J) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait écrire ce livre? Vincent Lemire (V.L.): La réédition de Jérusalem 1900 en format poche (Points-Seuil, septembre 2016) récompense le succès de la première édition (Armand ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (December 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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استراحة مخيّم: روايات من مخيم الرشيدية والبحر

لا نعرف الكثير حول سبب تواجد المخيمات الفلسطينية حيث هي اليوم. كما لا نعرف المسارات التي اتخذها سكانها من فلسطين إلى تلك المخيمات. كثيراً ما نظن أنّ اللاجئين، نقلوا عند وصولهم، مباشرة إلى الخيام التي أصبحت في وقت لاحق "مخيمات." انطلاقاً من أفكار حول اللجوء وسُبل كتابة تاريخ مغاير للمخيمات الفلسطينية في ...  Read More »

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New Report: City Profile of Mosul, Iraq

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Iraq has published a comprehensive urban analysis on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the focus of an international military campaign to liberate it from occupation by the terrorist group that calls itself “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ...  Read More »

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New Report: UNDP's Arab Human Development Report 2016

The sixth Arab Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme is entitled “Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality.” The report provides an evidence-based overview of youth challenges and opportunities since 2011. The report is organized in eight chapters: the first ...  Read More »

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East Aleppo Graffiti: Messages for Asad and the City

[The following compilation and translations was created by Osha al-Mussalami and published on MiddleEastEye.net on 15 December 2016]             “One day we will return.” This is just one of the messages that have been left behind on the walls by the Syrians being evacuated out of ...  Read More »

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الناصرة المدينة الباقية

تغييرات ثقافيّة وعمرانيّة في الحيّز المدينيّ للناصرة قليلة هي الأبحاث التي كُتبت عن الناصرة في العقود الستّة الأخيرة. السؤال الأوّل الذي يُطرح في سياق الحديث عن االناصرة هو: هل الناصرة مدينة أم هي قرية تضخّمت على نحوٍ عشوائيّ ودونما تخطيط؟ بأعين بعض الباحثين، الناصرة هي "عاصمة الفلسطينيّين في إسرائيل"1 . ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile

Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay. Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016. Jadaliyya (J) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait publier ce livre? Adam Baczko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Arthur Quesnay (AB, GD, AQ) : L’idée de conduire des recherches en Syrie a émergé ...  Read More »

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The Five-Square-Meters Maid's Room: Lebanon's Racist, Gendered Architecture

Pick any mid- to upper-class residential project in Lebanon and you will more often than not find the floor plan featuring a small room with the label of “maid’s room.” Through ubiquity, this label and the architecture it signifies have long passed the stage of normalization not only in Lebanon but also in other parts ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (November 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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Imider vs. COP22: Understanding Climate Justice from Morocco’s Peripheries

All eyes are on Marrakesh where the 22nd Conference of the Parties on climate change takes place (COP22). The city has been cleaned up, Skype and Whatsapp are back online and the media pull out all the stops to put across a message of an environmentally friendly and politically moderate Morocco. COP22 has to become ...  Read More »

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Report: Tripoli City Profile

UN-Habitat just released a report on the city of Tripoli (Lebanon), entitled Tripoli City Profile. This is the first of a series of City Profiles UN-Habitat, Lebanon will be publishing in the following months. City Profiles are a multi-sectoral spatial tool to improve understanding of vulnerabilities in ...  Read More »

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Mapping New Constructions in Beirut (2000-2013)

In a world of rapidly modernizing and globalizing cities, Beirut does not stand out as an exception. Spreading citywide since the early 2000s is an urban renewal process sparked by a well-resourced Lebanese diaspora and foreign investors, and influenced by an ambitious, controversial project to rebuild Beirut’s ...  Read More »

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The Space of Revolt: An Investigation into the Urban Geography of the Arab Spring

Book review: Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta (eds.) Beyond the Square. Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings. New York: Terreform/Urban Research, 2016. Beyond the square. Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings aims to analyze the dialectic relations between political change and urbanization. Based on investigations carried out ...  Read More »

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Report: Table ronde de lancement de L'Atlas du Liban. Les nouveaux défis

L'Institut fraçais du Proche-Orient vient de publier, sous la direction de Eric Verdeil, Ghaleb Faour et Mouin Hamzé Atlas du Liban. Les nouveaux défis. Le livre est publié en même temps en version arabe(أطلس لبنان. تحديات جديدة). Une table ronde est organisée au Salon du Livre de Beyrouth pour présenter et débattre ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (October 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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رام الله المدينة... إلى أين؟

لماذا بحث رام الله؟  نظرة سريعة على التوسّع العمرانيّ الأفقيّ والعموديّ السريع لمدينة رام الله، و كذلك التزايد في عدد سكّانها (هي ومدينة البيرة، المدينة التوأم، وامتدادهما في بيتونيا)، يكشفان أنّ المحرّك لهذا النموّ تمركز في مقرّات مؤسّسات السلطة الفلسطينيّة في المدينة، وبحث الرأسمال الفلسطينيّ عن مجالات ربح ...  Read More »

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An Emergent Political Icon on the Landscape of Istanbul: The Palace of (In)Justice

[A protest outside the Palace of Justice. Photograph by Ayşe Öncü] All the anomalies of authoritarianism in contemporary Turkey seem telescoped, or short circuited in Istanbul’s “Palaces of Justice” (Adalet Sarayı). One of these “palaces” is on the Anatolian side in Kartal, and two in Europe, in Çağlayan and ...  Read More »

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Snapshot: Cairo in Berlin

In Berlin one can find traces of almost any culture in the world. Unprepared for the magnitude of diversity this one city had to offer, my time in Berlin forced me to question everything around me. Part of myself just couldn't find a way to belong. I was constantly searching for home: in words, people, and the ...  Read More »

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ما وراء الحيّز المكاني: القدس الشرقية، كفر عقب، وسياسات المعاناة اليومية

ضمن سياسة "الإزاحة" الديموغرافية وإنشاء غيتوات يُحشر فيها سكان القدس الفلسطينيون تمهيداً لتفريغها والاستيلاء على ما تبقّى منها، حوّلت إسرائيل حي كفر عقب في أقصى شمالي القدس، وعلى بعد 11 كيلومتراً عن البلدة القديمة، و4 كيلومترات عن مدينة رام الله، من أحد الأحياء الراقية في القدس، إلى منطقة فقر وكثافة سكانية. ...  Read More »

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L'espace des révoltes: considérer la géographie urbaine des printemps arabes

Book Review: Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta (eds.) Beyond the Square. Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (New York: Terreform/Urban Research, 2016). Beyond the square, Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings est un ouvrage qui ambitionne d’analyser les liens dialectiques entre changement politique et urbanisation. A partir ...  Read More »

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Everyday Iraq

The Everyday Iraq Instagram feed was founded in early 2014 by Ahmad Mousa, a twenty-five-year old Iraqi documentary photographer and video reporter for AFP based in Baghdad. He envisioned it, he said when I spoke with him recently, “as a window to shed light on the more human side of the country, to share everyday ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (September 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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A Cautionary Note for Habitat III: Decentralization Can Lead to Centralization

“Effective decentralization” is listed as one the “main drivers of change to realize the transformative commitments” advocated by the first draft of the New Urban Agenda, the global urbanization vision that will be finalized at next month’s Habitat III conference. Multiple key references to ...  Read More »

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الاستثمار الفلسطيني في القدس

فندق فخم من فئة 5 نجوم، ومركز تجاري ضخم يكلّف عشرات ملايين الدولارات، ومشاريع إسكانية متعددة تنتظرها مدينة القدس الشرقية الآن. مشاريع انطلقت وأُخرى في طور التمهيد، اتُّخذت جميعاً بعد قرار صندوق الاستثمار الفلسطيني الاستراتيجي للاستثمار في المدينة المحتلة. وفي مدينة تنام وتصحو على أصوات جنازير جرافات إسرائيلية تهدم ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Farah Al-Nakib, Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life

Farah Al-Nakib, Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Farah Al-Nakib (FA): This book is the culmination of nearly ten years of research on Kuwait’s urban social history, which I began working on in 2006 for my doctoral ...  Read More »

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Urban Conflicts and Multiple War Narratives: The Case of Aleppo

Since media pundits and political figures praised Syrians’ peaceful, democratic and diverse inspiration for freedom, a series of competing narratives have tried to prevail on the conflict: an oppressed people revolting against a brutal regime, a betrayed president facing terrorism and foreign machinations, a struggle ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Nelida Fuccaro, Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

Nelida Fuccaro, ed. Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2016). Jadaliyya (J) What made you write this book? Nelida Fuccaro (NF) This edited volume is the result of a long-standing collective effort. It arises form a conference held at SOAS in February 2013 which I ...  Read More »

About the Cities Page

The Cities Page is a Jadaliyya platform promoting critical understandings and investigations of urban life and space, beyond the dominant formal and physical narration on cities. The Cities Page publishes works from different fields that deepen our understanding of the social production of diverse urban geographies and the contestation around them. It aims to consolidate an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to reading and writing about space and cities, incorporating historical, social, cultural, political, legal, economic and technological dimensions. It welcomes contributions in various formats, languages, and on various urban geographies and histories.

Contact Cities Page Editors via Cities@Jadaliyya.com

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The Cities Page Editors invite submissions that critically explore related topics, and are eager to feature debates within the field. Specifically, we welcome:

  • Essays exploring the relationships between space, power and social justice, and spatial practices and the built environment, etc.
  • Reviews of books, films, exhibits, blogs, and pundits
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Submissions should conform with the general Jadaliyya submissions guidelines. The Cities Page accepts submissions in Arabic, English, French, and Turkish.

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