1. Read Sustainability in the Desert: A review of Sustainable Design in the Middle East, K.Elgendy
2. Read Dubai: The Nemesis of Sustainability, T. Caine
3. Write a critical analysis of the readings (500 words) and point out the following points:
– Is the criticism of sustainability efforts or the lack of them, a valid concern of the region (Middle East – Gulf Region)?
– Do you feel there is a cultural tendency toward indifference of sustainability issues in the region (Middle East – Gulf Region)?
– Does an economy driven largely by oil play a role?
– Do you believe there is a relationship between Arabic Heritage or Islam to notions of sustainability?