Public Space

Public Space

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When we hear about real estate developers working in poor neighborhoods, it often means they are tearing them down to build towers and looking...

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Beirut activists are fighting hard to preserve two of the city's key heritage sites and you can support them by attending a series of...

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Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut's natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and...

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An order from the Beirut governor to enforce laws banning campaign posters in public spaces seems to have fallen on deaf ears.  In fact, it's...

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Following resistance to a municipal plan to create a highway that would bulldoze a historic part of Beirut, architects and urban professionals are now...

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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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  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...