Out of Control Suburbs Symposium

Speaker at the symposium yesterday at Hofstra University in New York. My presentation dealt with Suburban Sprawl in Lebanon in the past two decades, its financial history, and the main contributing factors.   Here is the final program of the Symposium:

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In the News

  Profiled on LAU Magazine:¬†http://publications.lau.edu.lb/documents/lau-magazine-vol15-issue3-summer-2013.pdf Page 41 (PDF 43)

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The need for a new building typology in Lebanon

The suburban image of Lebanon is rapidly disappearing, and changing to a systematically raised concrete jungle. The state of affairs leading to this current situation could be attributed to many factors, and it is easy to cast blame on war, corrupt politics, class segregation and so on. But building regulation occurs first and foremost on […]

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Modernist Ideology

I am doing a lot of research currently, as part of my PhD, on modern architecture, and specifically, how modern architecture manifested itself in Lebanon between 1940 and 1975 give or take a couple of years. There is almost utter silence on the level of architectural theory when it comes to Lebanon during these years. […]

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Proposal for a Lebanese Coastal Metro System

I have been thinking about the possibility of implementing a metro (subway) system to Lebanon, and what only seems feasible in terms of topology is a coastal metro system running from Sur in the South to Tripoli in the North. This metro system would have many possibilities and advantages. I think with the increasing gas […]

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