The urban hub

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dc.contributor.author Chamoun, Rachid G.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-08T11:05:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-08T11:05:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-10-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8591
dc.description.abstract Beirut as a war torn city is going through a critical transformation and being stretched between two extremes: The Western /Mediterranean and The Arabian /Middle Eastern cultures presenting itself through multilayer of civilizations through history. It becomes necessary to understand the historical background of the country as a whole and the territorial and sectarian impacts of the various local groups within and beyond the city boundaries. Given the historical background of Beirut as a Cultural Hub subjugated into a war torn city, the question raised is how to transfer the civil war conflict lines into an URBAN HUB that can act as a catalyst generating a safer, healthier and peaceful urban life towards the resurrection of Beirut? To study the Resurrection of the city of Beirut is to transcribe and study the evolving structure of the society, the specifics of the various groups and the Engagements of human and natural processes. This project presents an inventive framework of “Urbanism by Ecological Landscape” as an interdisciplinary approach in the study of the city in which urban-biotic engagements of human and natural processes are intertwining and encompassing People, Events and Places (PEP) for healing the fractious social order of Beirut. Reconstruction may evolve economic vision through urban methods, while resurrection balances social values, ethics, norms and traditions along with urban planning methods. Henceforth, a balance of methods and ethics is needed in the planning and reconstruction of our cities. Thus, Resurrection is a certainty for this war torn city where “Beirutis were never given the chance to experience full urbanity for any substantial period of time to permit the development and appreciation of civic ties and secular interests.” en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The urban hub en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle towards the resurrection of Beirut en_US
dc.author.degree PHD en_US
dc.author.school SAD en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199290170 en_US
dc.author.department Architecture and Interior Design en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Communication and the arts en_US
dc.keywords Social sciences en_US
dc.keywords Beirut en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Urban hub en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chamoun, R. G. (2005). The Urban Hub: Towards the Resurrection of Beirut. Union Institute & University. en_US
dc.author.email rchamoun@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://search.proquest.com/pqdtglobal/docview/305381676/abstract/FC4CF5E127884DFEPQ/1?accountid=27870 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Union Institute & University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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