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Integrating culture, recovery and reconstruction for sustainable urban development: Beirut case study

  title={Integrating culture, recovery and reconstruction for sustainable urban development: Beirut case study},
  author={Dina Mneimneh},
The exceptional cultural vitality of Beirut in the 1950s and 1960s was heavily ruptured by the Lebanese civil war that ravaged the country from 1975 to 1990. Beirut’s society was dismantled and divided on confessional grounds, along with its institutions. In their paper, Howayda al-Harithy and Dina Mneimneh examine how, after the end of the civil war, reconstruction efforts failed to address social and cultural dimensions of recovery. Government initiatives, crippled by institutional… 


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