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Oil and the City: The Absheron Peninsula and the Mexican Gulf Coast


Catalina Cabral-FramiƱan (University of Miami)


Dr. Christina Crawford (Emory University)

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This StoryMap delves into a comparative analysis of the urban development of two leading petro-cities--Baku, Azerbaijan and Tampico, Mexico--through a comparative framework structured around urbanity and housing. The selected case studies represent unique instances where the nationalization of oil industries occurred mid-development, offering a rich terrain for drawing parallels and distinctions between Baku and Tampico.