Marrakesh

A fresh perspective - moving from form-based planning 1 to a value-based approach

Authored by: Iqbal Khaiy

Routledge Handbook on Middle East Cities

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138650749
eBook ISBN: 9781315625164
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315625164-16

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Abstract

The challenges currently facing Marrakesh in urban planning and the development and implementation of comprehensive plans stem from French colonial policies, arguably because the colonial power imposed institutions and structures that not only stripped the locals of their intrinsic social and cultural identity but also barred them from being active participants in shaping their built environment. This chapter builds on Ibn Khaldun’s multidisciplinary analysis of development and a contemporary definition of collaborative approaches in order to examine how institutions based on justice create strong social networks that are fundamental to constructing cohesive societies and a built environment based on shared values.

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