Environment & Public Space

Environment & Public Space

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I took this photo about a month ago, well before the start of the current garbage crisis that has left piles of trash on Lebanon's...

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Barely two months after the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, relatives of those who survived the mass killings are now fighting to...

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Government officials like to complain that activists love making noise but never propose actual solutions. This is especially true in Lebanon where the mayor...

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The results of the Dalieh Ideas competition, which seeks to protect Beirut's natural coast from private development, were announced today at the Environment Ministry conference...

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  How does municipal planning work in Beirut? Who draws up the projects and what experts are consulted? The municipality claims it is increasingly working with...

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Readers of this blog will be quite familiar with the campaign to save Beirut's last undeveloped natural rocky shore from real estate development. The...

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Last year, we were allowed inside Beirut's only major park for just one day. This year,  (tomorrow May 16) we will be standing outside at...

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  Next week there is a protest to call for the opening of Beirut's only major park, which has been closed for decades. The mayor...

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This kind of destruction is usually caused by a war or natural disaster. But this was Beirut this morning: no air strikes, no foreign...

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This week, Beirut residents celebrated Job's Wednesday (Orba'at Ayoub) at Ramlet El Baida, a tradition that stretches back generations. Legend has it that Job,...