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Roman Stadnicki

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 in the Arab world and the Middle East, it shows the very strong urban dimension of the uprisings that have occurred since 2010, in which cities were ...

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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 d’enquêtes réalisées dans le monde arabe et au Moyen-Orient, il atteste de la très forte dimension urbaine des soulèvements survenus depuis 2010, au cours ...

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Le Caire, laboratoire de l'urbanisme insurrectionnel

Review of Beth Stryker, Omar Nagati and Magda Mostafa (eds.), Learning from Cairo. Global Perspectives and Future Visions (Cairo: Cluster and The American University in Cairo, 2013). Faisant référence au succès éditorial mondial de Denise Scott Brown et Robert Venturi sur Las Vegas (Scott Brown, Venturi, 1972), lequel marqua la naissance du postmodernisme en architecture, Learning from Cairo apparaît comme un ouvrage tout aussi innovant, qui devrait marquer les ...

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Bio

Roman Stadnicki

 

Roman Stadnicki is doctor in urban geography and Assistant Professor at University of Tours, France. Until 2015, he was the head of the urban studies department at CEDEJ (Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales) research center in Cairo under the umbrella of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CNRS. His doctoral thesis investigates the challenges of the contemporary urbanization of Sana'a (Yemen). He now analyzes the effects of the political transition on urbanization in the Arab world: development of informal urbanism, emergence of urban activism, rewriting of urban politics, etc. He has mainly worked in Yemen, the Gulf, and Egypt. He is the editor of Villes arabes, cités rebelles (2015).