Beirut. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Tarraf, Giorgio Guy R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-11T13:34:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-11T13:34:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-11
dc.date.submitted 2014-06-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1946
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 173-178). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis advances an explanation of the failure of the Lebanese state to control, properly urbanize and suitably develop its capital city, Beirut. It draws from various disciplines – including history, architecture, economics, legal analysis and urban planning – to explain the pitfalls of Beirut’s postwar reconstruction. A wide array of interviews was conducted with experts in the relevant fields in addition to activists who witnessed the capital’s many transformations first-hand. The research assesses the various urban policies and initiatives implemented on the city and their impact on cultural and social identity. It also sheds light on the current trends, laws and plans that are shaping Beirut today. The thesis exposes how the clientelist relationship between decision-makers and real estate developers greatly influenced the shape and functioning of Beirut and the wellbeing of its inhabitants. Furthermore, it argues that the consequent rupture between the city and its peoples is creating a dangerous identity crisis and a new rift in an already divided society. Finally, this thesis offers recommendations to help shape a more sustainable city that resembles its proud citizens. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject SOLIDERE (Firm) en_US
dc.subject Beirut (Lebanon) -- History en_US
dc.subject Urban renewal -- Lebanon -- Beirut en_US
dc.subject City planning -- Lebanon -- Beirut en_US
dc.subject Postwar reconstruction -- Social aspects -- Lebanon -- Beirut en_US
dc.subject Beirut (Lebanon) -- Buildings, structures, etc. en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Beirut. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The story of a city destroyed by peace en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200901626 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Caecilia Pieri
dc.author.commembers Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xxviii, 178 p.; ill. (some col.) , maps (some col.); 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Bassel Salloukh
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Beirut en_US
dc.keywords Postwar Reconstruction en_US
dc.keywords Solidere en_US
dc.keywords Urban Planning en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.27 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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