Neighborhood Initiative: Recent submissions

  • Arbid, George; Assi, Naji; Kanaan, Joy; Nasrallah, Maha (2005)
    In the summer of 2005, the course investigated 1950s and 60s apartment buildings in Ras Beirut. The drawings presented here are accompanied by analytical reports transcending the individual buildings to cover the urban ...
  • Shebli, Rabih; Chmaitelly, Hala (2010)
    Recognizing that the AUB Campus is blocked from its surrounding neighborhood, students were asked to come up with creative ways to overcome this separation and to increase interaction between AUB and its neighbors. Students ...
  • El Aris, Balsam; Shebli, Rabih (2008)
    Hamra is one of Beirut’s most dense urban settings: a district where commerce, residence, education, and services come together to form a hybrid context that is charged with the dynamics of movement and change. However, a ...
  • Myntti, Cynthia (2011)
    Neighborhood Initiative prepared this report for the AUB President’s Housing Task Force. It summarizes what other universities offer in supports for housing rental and purchase.
  • Harb, Mona (2012)
    Students in this urban planning class recommend new projects for the Neighborhood Initiative to consider.
  • Saikali, Maya (2013)
    As part of the graphic design course (GD203) 'Design in the Community', in Spring 2013, students were asked to create a map of a Ras Beirut Street, in this case Jeanne d'Arc, based on a particular interest they would map. ...
  • Kaddour, Afamia (2011)
    The Ras Beirut Well-Being Survey is the first detailed study of Ras Beirut and Ain Mreisseh since Hamra of Beirut was published in 1973. The survey examines the social and economic determinants of health and well-being.
  • Myntti, Cynthia (2010)
    This Neighborhood Initiative report examines the problem of the lack of affordable housing near AUB, and recommends measures to address the problem.
  • Blaik, Omar (2007)
    This report summarizes the recommendations of Omar Blaik, consultant to the Neighborhood Initiative in 2008, for promoting affordable housing in Ras Beirut.
  • Abdelsater-Abusamra, Nada (2008)
    This study provides preliminary legal analysis of the structures and mechanisms available in Lebanon to protect the affordability of housing in perpetuity. They include: the waqf, servitudes, shifa’a pre-emption right, ...
  • Haluk Koksal, Mehmet (2008)
    This on-line survey of faculty and staff examined current and preferred housing characteristics.
  • Neighborhood Initiative; Al Naghi, Hani (2010)
    A compilation of the various GIS (Geographic Information Systems) layers that were used in different studies conducted as part of the AUB Neighborhood Initiative program. Data has been gathered from research and students' work.
  • Sibai, Abla (2010)
    A feasibility study comprising focus group discussions, an alumni survey, and a review of the experience of other programs convinced AUB that a peer-led educational and cultural program for older adults at AUB would be ...
  • El-Fadel, Mutassim (2011)
    This student research (Final Year Project, Civil and Environmental Engineering) explores the feasibility of creating rainwater catchment systems for different types of buildings in Ras Beirut.
  • Makhzoumi, Jala (2008)
    The project explores landscape design approaches to improve the visual and environmental quality of AUB’s neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2007)
    This survey, conducted in 2007 by the Neighborhood Initiative and the Office of the Registrar, answers the questions: where to AUB students live and how do they get to campus?
  • Daher, Rami; Jabr, Abdul-Halim (2007)
    When we organized the studio beginning of 2007 we were motivated by our fascination for Hamra’s vigor and diversity, coupled with fear that this might be eroded by looming real estate speculation. Hence, the Studio is ...
  • Neighborhood Initiative (2007)
    The supply of parking spots in the neighborhood is always in flux. The parking capacity survey provides a snap shot from 2007, including basic information about the parking lots and garages, capacity and turnover.
  • Nasrallah, Maha; Chmaitelly, Hala; Kossaifi, Gressy; Sharara, Massa (2008)
    Taking the Master Plan of AUB as their guideline, the students were asked to work on the AUB fences and gates along Bliss Street. The aim of this project was to observe and analyze the two sides of the fence, constantly ...
  • Saliba, Robert (2007)
    The Bliss Area adjoining the southern edge of AUB campus is a vibrant commercial, entertainment and residential hub highly valued by university faculty and the city inhabitants at large. It has been overtaken in the last ...

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