Recovering Beirut: Urban Design and Post-War Reconstruction
Samīr H̲alaf, Philip Shukry Khoury
BRILL, 1993 - Social Science - 297 pages
"Recovering Beirut, the result of a workshop organised by the Center for International Studies at MIT on urban planning and socio-economic reconstruction in post-war Lebanon, brings together established professors, young scholars, architects, town planners and entrepreneurs to explore the problems of and prospects for urban planning and to consider visions and strategies for the reconstruction of Lebanon after sixteen years of civil war.
This fascinating volume, which opens with an introduction by the eminent scholar Richard Sennett, engages in multi-layered discussion of the problems of spatial, socio-economic and cultural rehabilitation of a fractured social order in the throes of post-war reconstruction. It contains 82 illustrations underlining the impact of the study.
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Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two Urban Design and the Recovery of Beirut
The Territorialization of Identities
Pacifying the Pathos
Reflections and Implications
Issues of SocioEconomic Reconstruction
Towards a Master Plan for Lebanon
Chapter Eight Visions of Architects
Pierre El Khoury
Appendix Chronology of Beiruts Urban History
List of Illustrations Maps and Images
Chapter Four Towards a Master Plan
The Implosion of the Urban Structure
activity Al-Handasah Arab architects architecture areas Baalbeck became become buildings Burj capital Central Business District Chehabist Christian city center civil communities confessional construction country's created cultural Dabbas Dar Al-Handasah destroyed destruction devastations displaced downtown Beirut Druze East economic Eddeh's efforts environment Fawaz Figure foreign French groups growth Hashim Sarkis Hazmieh Hence hostility housing identities illegal infrastructure inhabitants institutions investment ISBN 90 Jnah Jounieh Khoury land Lebanese Lebanese University Lebanon living Maronites massive Master Plan militias Muslim neighborhoods Ottoman Palestinian particularly percent physical planners political population post-war pre-war problems Ras Beirut real estate realities rebuilding reconstruction regions rehabilitation reinforced restructuring Richard Sennett roads role Samir Khalaf schemes settlements Sidon social society spatial squatter squatting strategies strife structure suburbs territory town transformed Tripoli urban design urban planning urbanists villages West Beirut Zahleh zones