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Tibneen : a sustainable rural tourism strategy for local economic development

Show simple item record Boustani, Marwa Jamal. 2013-10-02T09:23:16Z 2013-10-02T09:23:16Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.U.P.P.)--American University of Beirut, Department of Architecture and Design, 2013.
dc.description Advisor : Dr. Mona Fawaz, Associate Professor, Architecture and Design--Members of Committee : Dr. Jad Chaaban, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences ; Dr. Marwan Ghandour, Visiting Professor, Architecture and Design.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 129-131)
dc.description.abstract Sustainable rural tourism has proved to be a successful tool in encouraging local economic development while preserving the heritage of place and the respecting the local community. This thesis adapts the main principles of sustainable rural tourism to the context of the Tibneen, a village in South Lebanon. by building on the key physical assets and social capital. Key local assets for sustainable rural development in Tibneen are identified and analyzed based on their scales, primary value, assets, challenges, and key stakeholders, these are: The Friday Souk, Citadel and historic core, recreation and entrepreneurship, and Al Mashrou’ al Akhdar. Furthermore, key finding is that the thick social networks are a key asset to the context. In Tibneen, the sustainable rural tourism vision builds on the key physical assets and social capital to articulate a planning document, which seeks to attract tourists such as weekenders, expatriates, and regional visitors to spend more time in the village. The planning document proposes an integrated social heritage network through urban design interventions, social capital building, policies and projects to support the vision, and a response institutional setup.
dc.format.extent xiv, 131 leaves : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification ET:005844 AUBNO
dc.subject.lcsh Rural tourism -- Lebanon -- Tibnin.
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- Lebanon -- Tibnin.
dc.subject.lcsh Historic preservation -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon -- Tibnin.
dc.subject.lcsh Recreation areas -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon -- Tibnin.
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Lebanon -- Tibnin.
dc.subject.lcsh I
dc.subject.lcsh Tibnin (Lebanon)
dc.title Tibneen : a sustainable rural tourism strategy for local economic development
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department American University of Beirut. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Department of Architecture and Design.

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