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Lebanon’s recent history has witnessed a series of religious and political conflicts influenced by the wider trans-Arab national movements and by the dispute between Arab countries and Israel ongoing since 1948. Displacement of Palestinian’s refugee into Lebanon after 1948 led to increasing unrest and eventually the civil war between 1975 and 1991 which broadly pitted pro-Palestinian Muslim militias against Lebanon’s predominantly Christian militias.

Throughout the civil war, much of the fighting took place within the capital Beirut. The busy central area of the city became a siege of intense struggle and destruction, and as abundant greenery took over, it literally became a 'green' separation line dividing Muslim West Beirut from Christian East Beirut. Fighting across the green line destroyed the historical heart of one of the world’s oldest cities. Over 300,000 houses suffered serious damage and mosques, churches and public buildings were devastated during the 15 years of the conflict.


The destruction of this shared cultural heritage, sectarian violence and the internal displacement of those escaping the violence led to a huge loss of Lebanon’s cultural and social fabric. The conflict continues to impact society with widening social and economic inequality.

Welcome and Project Introduction

Dr Gehan Selim

Adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of heritage buildings

Youssef Haider

NAHNOO Lebanon

Elie Saad

Keynote 1: Cultural Heritage as educational tool at university level

Dr. Yasmine Makaron

Understanding complexity: the entwined SDGs as a process to protect local heritage

Eva Zeidan

The Management of heritage in terms of listing, controlling and conservation practice: The case of Alexandria, Egypt

Prof. Mohammed Assem

Keynote 2: “Turathna kellna ya3ne kellna" "everyone's heritage"

Dr George Arbid

Contemporary struggle of the youth-led movement to preserve architectural heritage in Beirut

Joana Hammour

Our City, Our Way: Enhancing youth culture participation through practical experience

Dr Eslam El Samahi

Training Workshops
Outputs Showcase
Beit Merei
Martyr's Square
Project Partner
Nabil Mohareb-pic.jpg

Dr Mohareb is Associate Professor and the Director of the Faculty of Architecture – Design & Built Environment at Beirut Arab Univeristy’s Tripoli Campus.

His research focuses on the relationship between architecture and urbanism and he uses digital behaviour modelling to explore the interrelationships between the physical space. social behaviour, economic activity and architectural design in urban spaces.

Dr Nabil I. Mohareb

Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Research Assistant

Bahaa is an architect, sustainability specialist and lecturer in the faculty of architecture, design and built environment at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. His areas of research interest are in the performance and design of sustainable buildings, the application of virtual reality in architectural and environmental design.

Bahaa Aboul Khoudoud

Beirut Arab University, Lebanon


Zahi Adra

Fatima Belok

Ariane Chamoun

Salem Chidiac

Rana Eter

Baher Farahat

Khalid Al-Hagla

Wissam Kabbara

Sara Maassarani

Amira Mersal

Iman Najjar

Nada Nasser Eddine

Riham Salah

Hagar Shalaby

Hoda Zeayter


Amira Almaz

Sahera Bleileih

Inas Hajj Chehade

Khaled El-Daghar

Israa Fadel

Mary Nabil Felix

Khodor Janoun

Mostafa Khalifa

Rawan EL Mawas

Abida Mikati

Reem Nasab

Noha Qassab

Christelle Salameh

Mohammed Trabulsy


Nael Alsarrag

Rosa Boukhdoud

Nesrine El Cheikh

Yasmine Dagher

Azmi Fakhouri

Nabila Al Ghabra

Sarah El Jundi

Caline El khoury

Ana Serrano Mazo

Ghadir Mustafa

Nahi Nasreddine

Roua Rawass

Aly Sedki

Mohamad Yahfouf



Ibtihal El-Bastawissi

Youssef Haider

Elie Saad

George Arbid

Joana Hammour

Eslam El Samahi

Mohammed Assem

Yasmine Makaron

Eva Ziedan

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