The city is a bit more structured. The Mina baladiye is known in Lebanon to be one of the best. We have our own baladiye not one with Tripoli as we are different cities. But due to the syrians we have now alot of mess on the streets people homeless etc just like everywhere but also our resident population in the city is no more than 100-150K.The first two pictures look nice. The third is the same as elsewhere!
They are renovating Montparnasse into less of an eyesore before 2024Montparnasse is an eyesore, I give you that. But the rest of the modern high-rises are interesting. I like the fact they were built in La Défense, outside the city.
They provide a nice contrast to Paris' historic buildings without disrupting its classical beauty.
This is one of the most important that FPM should tackle and make public. Because these errors can't be fixed once they appear. You can't demolish a building if it's badly placed.The problem with our urban design has three legs:
1- urban design regulations are weak and Municipalities dont strictly apply them
2- remaking it requires a massive amount of capital investment
3- there is a big social problem (space getting more limited, population growing, poverty increasing)
Of course the war and ensuing chaos didn’t help, but we need to tackle all 3 areas and give it time to improve:
- make a massive effort of urban design regulations that include public areas (gardens, squares, parking areas etc...)
- strengthen municipalities and resource them to ensure nothing new comes up outside of the new design, including government projects like roads and bridges. It also requires enforcing rental laws and municipality tax collection...
- tackle the social issue first by ensuring whatever new developments cover all ranges of income, if we only want to shoot for delux apartments that the rich can afford we will create a bigger issue
This is a massive effort, it requires decades of hard work without political maniake...
I will be in Lebanon in a month and half. I can't wait but this is a mess.Glad you could find something positive in all this I guess that's why we all keep going back, despite the mess
There are a lot of reasons...I will be in Lebanon in a month and half. I can't wait but this is a mess.
I can only say that this is due to the civil war. There must have been alot of displacement and that is why the christians are now living in these areas by the thousands if not hundreds of thousands. The coast from East Beirut to Batroun ma3rouf is like 90% christian and alot of them come from different areas in the country.
agree.There are a lot of reasons...
- The civil war and people feeling safer in Christian majority areas.
- People wanting to be closer to Beirut, or at least the main roads.
- Natural population growth.
But, either way, the construction should have been better planned, and more easthetically executed.