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  • Gebara, Hayat; Neighborhood Initiative; Marot, Bruno (2015)
    This database was created as part of the “Gentrification and Neighborhood Change” collaborative research project between the London School of Economics and the AUB Neighborhood Initiative (2014-2015). The database maps the ...
  • Thing, Elise; Cardoso, Bruno (Neighborhood Initiative, 2015)
    In an effort to document urban change in Ras Beirut, this project digitized maps and photographs from research done by Danish geographer Per Kongstad and Lebanese sociologist Samir Khalaf in Ras Beirut in the 1960s. ...
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2015)
    Analytical maps presented as part of the AUB case study for the symposium in Cairo on universities and their neighborhoods, November 2015
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2015)
    The Neighborhood Initiative collaborated with the Development Planning Unit at The Bartlett, University College London and the Design Department at ALBA, to present Beirut – Imagining Bliss workshop. The workshop participants ...
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2007)
    Maps that document the types of businesses that operate in the area immediately south of AUB, and the number of establishments that were closed.
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
    In light of the numerous benefits of increased walkability, which is commonly defined as the extent to which the built environment encourages conducting walking trips, an increasing number of research efforts have been ...
  • Khechen, Mona; Saliba, Robert (2014)
    The aim of this course is to build on students’ knowledge and skills in improving the quality of the physical urban environment and reinforcing the identity of place through design interventions. Sector 35 in Ras Beirut ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
  • Kaysi, Isam; Abou Zeid, Maya; Saliba, Robert; Myntti, Cynthia (2011)
    Presentation covering elements of neighborhood congestion studies, vision for Bliss Street, current conditions in the neighborhood, and recommendations for improving traffic flow.
  • Al-Sadi, Sara; Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2011)
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2015)
    Traffic congestion and parking deficit have become a serious burden on commuters in many urban areas. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the market demand potential of a shared-ride taxi service for the students ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2013)
    The American University of Beirut (AUB), an urban campus in the city center of Beirut, Lebanon, is seeking solutions to parking and congestion problems in its neighborhood. However, documented Transportation Demand Management ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2013)
    This study analyzes a travel survey conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at AUB in 2013. The survey collected data on students’ travel patterns, their potential use of a shared-ride taxi ...
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2010)
    This study is conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut. They collected data about trips made to various businesses in the Hamra area ...
  • Kaysi, Isam; Al-Naghi, Hani; Myntti, Cynthia (2007)
    The study investigates the modes of travel of students at the American University of Beirut in 2007.
  • Abou Zeid, Maya; Kaysi, Isam (2010)
    As part of the Neighborhood Initiative Congestion Studies, a travel survey was conducted in 2010 to understand the travel patterns of students and employees, including the commute (daily travel) to AUB and the daytime walking ...
  • Saliba, Robert
    The course assessed the existing conditions of the Bliss area and accordingly students came up with an urban design strategy that addresses its vanishing cosmopolitan identity, while improving the quality of its streets ...
  • Neighborhood Initiative; Sarkissian, Karine (2014-12-05)
    A neighborhood map project: GIS enabled map and booklet.

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