Public Works Studio

The Legislative Framework for Urban Planning: No Voice for the People

“We know what the merchant wants, what the bank wants, and what the municipality wants, but nobody ever asked the people what they want.” During our field research in the orch...Read More >>

The General Directorate of Urban Planning: Arbitrary Practice Between the National Master Plan, General Master Plans, Exceptions, and Decisions

In a previous article, we analyzed the current legislative framework for urban planning in Lebanon. We found that it lacks a process of informing and involving the people before the plans an...Read More >>

Master-Planning in Lebanon: Manufacturing Landscapes of Inequality

During the past decade, many researchers have studied the relationship between geography and law in an attempt to clarify the links between these two increasingly complex concepts. In realit...Read More >>

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