Monthly Archives: August 2016

A clash of mandates puts Lebanon’s heritage at risk: the case of the Red House

Source: Al Jazeera

One of the main factors that complicate the enforcement of rules and regulations in Lebanon are the overlapping jurisdictions of governmental entities. While most of these entities have a clear legal mandate the reality on the ground is rather ambiguous. Continue reading

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The cement import “ban” and pollution

Source: Daily Star

Construction has been one of the largest sectors in Lebanon since the end of its 15-year long Civil War. This post war construction effort, along with population increase and a high amount of remittances from Lebanese expats have lead to billions of dollars being spent on real estate in the country. In 2013, the construction sector contributed to 21% of the Lebanon’s GDP. Continue reading