From the Editors
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Marlène Ghorayeb, Beyrouth sous mandat français, construction d’une ville moderne. Paris: Karthala, 2014. This is a wonderful addition to our knowledge of Beirut’s early days of modern planning, during the transition from Late Ottoman to French Mandate, and later. In the lineage of Jens Hanssen’s Fin de Siècle Beirut, Eric Verdeil’s Beyrouth et ses urbanistes, Carla Eddé’s Naissance d’une capitale, and Robert Saliba’s Beyrouth architectures: Aux sources de la ...Keep Reading »
Book Review: Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Éric Denis (eds.) Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2012). It has become customary to claim that the debate on informal land and housing production and exchange is exhausted: the number of publications and dissertations that have addressed this topic has dropped steadily over the past two decades. One might also note the alarmist tone that has often been ...Keep Reading »
Mona Fawaz is Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at the American University of Beirut, and currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University for the 2014-15 academic year. Her scholarly interests include urban history and historiography, social and spatial justice, informality and the law, property, as well as planning practice, theory and pedagogy. She has authored over forty scholarly articles, book sections, and reports.