Planning Kabul: the politics of urbanization in Afghanistan
Great news! This dissertation is co-recipient of the Gill-Chin Lim Award for best dissertation in international planning! The award is granted by the Global Planning Education Interest Group of the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning. I am so pleased!
After working for the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan in 2003, I returned to UC Berkeley to complete a PhD in City and Regional Planning. This page contains links to the entire dissertation, and each separate chapter. Since the whole document is 22 MB, you may want to download chapters individually.
the full text (about 22 MB, so make sure you have a fast connection!)
Chapter 0.1: Title Page
Chapter 0.2: Abstract
Chapter 0.3: TOC, Preface, Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Invitation
Chapter 3: Planning as urban politics
Chapter 4: Concrete
Chapter 5: Clay
Chapter 6: Mirrorglass
Chapter 7: Transmission