Book Panel Discussion: "At the Edge of the City"
Reinhabiting Public Space toward the Recovery of Beirut’s Horsh Al-Sanawbar
31 May 201006:00 07:30 American University of BeirutAmerican University of BeirutByThe Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut , The Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of BeirutThe Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (American University of Beirut)The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (American University of Beirut)
- Jala Makhzoumi, Professor, Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, AUB
- Samir Kalaf, Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, AUB
- George Arbid, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture & Design, AUB
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Since the early 1990s, Beirut’s Park, Horsh Al-Sanawbar, was sealed off from the lives of many Beiruti residents and visitors, with numerous justifications for their exclusion. At the Edge of the City is a multidisciplinary research, documentary, and advocacy project about Beirut’s park and public space culture and discourse. The undertaking is a contemporary critique of urban governance and spatial production in Beirut, which aspires to chart alternative public space policies and strategies. The book is an edited volume and a visual reference that includes essays, policy memos, personal experiences, art contributions, infographics, photographs, and newspaper articles. It is published by DISCURSIVE FORMATIONS and supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation–Middle East Office.