Mediterranean urban issues

Project coordinator: Ahmad Minaoui

The Mediterranean is one of the most culturally-diverse regions in the world. The complex political and socio-cultural situation in Mediterranean Cities, along with its economic models, requires profound understanding of each element and its place within the urban system. Thus, a system-thinking approach in perceiving the city is crucial to figure out challenges and opportunities of making the urban realm more inclusive and resilient.

The City through a culturally holistic lens and the case of Beirut.

Cities in the Mediterranean region in general, are sharing some common characteristics, other than the climate, the Mediterranean is one of the most diverse areas in the world culturally, ethnically and ideologically. The complexity of the socio-political situation in countries like Lebanon is very important to keep in mind when tackling any urban issue, with all its different levels of stakeholders and actors.