Mona Fawaz

is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the American University of Beirut.


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Disaster capitalism

Beirut urgently needs a people-centred recovery

Urban redevelopment is a priority after the devastating warehouse explosion in Beirut’s port left many homes uninhabitable. However, it should not follow the city’s post-war property grab, says Mona Fawaz, whose reflection, written soon after the blast, argues for a people-first approach.

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