Book Chapters

Panorama of Destruction: The Story Behind the Aerial View of Homs,” (co-author: Emily Dische-Becker), in: Forensic Architecture (eds.), Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014, pp. 471-480.

 

Book Subhapters

“La gentrification à Furn el-Hayek,” in: E. Verdeil, G. Faour, and M. Hamzé (eds.), Atlas du Liban: Les nouveaux défis, Beirut: Presses de l’IFPO, 2016, p. 61.

 

Urban Research Articles

The role of laws and regulations in shaping gentrification: The view from Beirut,” City, 22(3), 2018, pp. 341-357.

Benefiting from a Crisis: Lebanese Upscale Real-Estate Industry and the War in Syria,” Confluences Méditerranée, 1/2015 (n° 92), pp. 89-100.

Lebanon 2004 Construction Law: Inside the Parliamentary Debates,” Civil Society Knowledge Center, October 16, 2014.

The Lebanese State as Initiator of Gentrification in Achrafieh,” Les Carnets de l’Ifpo, July 6, 2012.

 

Urban Research Blog Posts

Rent Laws between Control and Liberalization, and their Impacts on Urban Transformations,” Disturbanism, July 29, 2015.

A Response to the ‘End of Rent Control in Lebanon,’ or the Deficiencies in Urban Research on Beirut,” Disturbanism, June 26, 2014.

Notes on Marcuse’s Blog #46 – The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal,” Disturbanism, May 26, 2014.

 

Other Articles

The Battle for Qusayr and the fate of Saint Elias Church,” Al-Akhbar English, May 19, 2014.

Infographic: Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria,” Al-Akhbar English, March 31, 2014.

قراءة في الموجة الجديدة لليمين المتطرف في أوروبا وأسباب دعمه للنظام في سوريا,” Al-Manshour, January 27, 2014.

المجزرة الكيميائية في الغوطة الشرقية: ما بين الصور والضحايا,” Al-Manshour, November 6, 2013.

Motives Behind the Chemical Strikes: the Theory of a Rebel Advance,” (co-author: Emily Dische-Becker), Exit Left, September 7, 2013.

Panorama of Destruction: The Story Behind the Aerial View of Homs,” (co-author: Emily Dische-Becker), Exit Left, August 23, 2013.

الثورة تُصنع في الحيّز العام,” Al-Manshour, April 8, 2011.

الفاشية تعريف أولي,” Al-Manshour, no.21, Winter 2011, p.19.

لوس أنجلس: مرآة المدن الفارغة,” Al-Manshour, no.20, Autumn 2010, pp.18-19.

 

Thesis / Dissertation

The Role of Laws and Regulations in Shaping Gentrification: The case of Beirut, PhD Dissertation, HafenCity University Hamburg, 2018.

The Role of the State in Initiating Gentrification: The Case of the Neighbourhood of Achrafieh in Beirut, Master thesis, Lebanese University, 2011.

 

Presentations

The Normative Dimension behind Fostering and Shaping Gentrification: The Case of Lebanon’s Law on Rent,” City Debates 2015, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, March 5, 2015.

A Comparative Approach to Rent Laws’ “Control” and “Liberalization,” and their Implications on Urban Transformations,” Housing Policies, Rent Control, and Property Taxation in Lebanon: Towards a Socially Just Model of Urban Development, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs- AUB, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Beirut, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, October 24, 2014.

Spaces on the Fringe of Various Types of Control: The Ideal Public Space?” Al Masha or the Space of the Commons, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, October 31, 2013.

Radical Gentrification in Beirut and the Changing Struggle for Urban Commons,” Urban commons: Moving beyond state and market, URG, GSZ, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, September 28, 2013.

The Role of the State in Initiating Gentrification: The Case of the Neighbourhood of Achrafieh in Beirut,” Seminar of the Observatoire Urbain de l’IFPO, IFPO, Beirut, Lebanon, March 8, 2012.

 

Discussant

La fin des « anciens loyers » : vers une réforme historique ?” by Bruno Marot, Seminar of the Observatoire Urbain de l’IFPO, IFPO, Beirut, Lebanon, April 23, 2014.

 

Discussions

Round table,” What representations?,” Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 26, 2016.

Panel member, “Lebanon: Understanding the Urban Expansion,” Youth Economic Forum’s Discussion Series, Urban Lebanon: Current Trends and Visions for Reform, Issam Fares Center, Sin el-Fil, Lebanon, September 27, 2012.

 

Teaching

Organised and conducted the seminar “Gentrification et Transformations Urbaines,” at the Lebanese University, Urban Planning Department (Hadath, Lebanon), second year Masters, academic year 2014-2015, semester 1.

 

Lectures

“Public Space as a Place of Conflict,” at the Lebanese University, Urban Planning Department (Hadath, Lebanon), class on Public Space, second year Masters, Dr. Léon Telvizian, February 2012.

 

Interviews

Beyrouth : Pourquoi Achrafieh se transforme en quartier de luxe ?” video-interview by Anne Ilcinkas, L’Orient-Le Jour, April 6, 2012.

 

Reviewer

Journal of Political Ecology (The University of Arizona).

 

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