Project Description
Rethinking Zgharta is a 3-days' workshop and public program curated and organized  by platau, dedicated to collectively discuss and develop integrated urban strategies for the city of Zgharta.
The workshop aimed to be a point of departure to redefine the city as an agent of resilient change, address urgent challenges of rapid urbanization, and empower local communities and ecologies.
The workshop comes after several simultaneous initiatives to envision and plan Zgharta’s future growth led by platau and ZGHARTA FORWARD NGO, with the support of Zgharta’s municipality.
Taking place on the 23, 24 and 25 of June at the Antonine University, Mejdlaya Campus, the workshop hosted public panels by a mix of local experts and officials, a practicum targeting farmers and entrepreneurs,
and working groups focusing on five themes: connectivity, cultural identity, diversity, ecology / ressource efficiency, livability
Along with facilitators and visiting experts, participants analyzed existing challenges in each theme, and proposed strategies that overlap the different themes, culminating in a public presentation.
Such workshop acted as a catalyst for public debate and as a cross-boundary planning tool.
The outcomes were published in a publication that is publicly accessible, and made way for many ongoing initiatives and further activism.

With the support of: Antonine University, Alpad, Zgharta Forward, Zgharta Municipality, Lari

Collaborators:  Jean Yasmine, Marwan Zouein, Nayla Al Akl, Ghassan Tayoun, Rola Haidar, Mousbah Rajab, Charbel Maskineh, Bouchra Douaihy, Joelle Saab, Sana Abou Dib,

Invited Speakers: Paul Khouwwem, Jil Amine, Najwa Bassil, Marc Beyrouti, Mikhael Douaihy, Paul Douaihy, Nadine Roumieh, Rached Sarkis, Dr. Wassim Shahin, Georges Yaghi, Marianne Bouharoun

 

Project Data
Location
Zgharta, Lebanon
Status
Workshop
Year
2016
Credits
Team
Boulos Douaihy, Sandra Frem, Samir Bitar, Desiree Abboud, Hala Masri, Joe Hatem
Description
Rethinking Zgharta is a 3-days' workshop and public program curated and organized  by platau, dedicated to collectively discuss and develop integrated urban strategies for the city of Zgharta.
The workshop aimed to be a point of departure to redefine the city as an agent of resilient change, address urgent challenges of rapid urbanization, and empower local communities and ecologies.
The workshop comes after several simultaneous initiatives to envision and plan Zgharta’s future growth led by platau and ZGHARTA FORWARD NGO, with the support of Zgharta’s municipality.
Taking place on the 23, 24 and 25 of June at the Antonine University, Mejdlaya Campus, the workshop hosted public panels by a mix of local experts and officials, a practicum targeting farmers and entrepreneurs,
and working groups focusing on five themes: connectivity, cultural identity, diversity, ecology / ressource efficiency, livability
Along with facilitators and visiting experts, participants analyzed existing challenges in each theme, and proposed strategies that overlap the different themes, culminating in a public presentation.
Such workshop acted as a catalyst for public debate and as a cross-boundary planning tool.
The outcomes were published in a publication that is publicly accessible, and made way for many ongoing initiatives and further activism.

With the support of: Antonine University, Alpad, Zgharta Forward, Zgharta Municipality, Lari

Collaborators:  Jean Yasmine, Marwan Zouein, Nayla Al Akl, Ghassan Tayoun, Rola Haidar, Mousbah Rajab, Charbel Maskineh, Bouchra Douaihy, Joelle Saab, Sana Abou Dib,

Invited Speakers: Paul Khouwwem, Jil Amine, Najwa Bassil, Marc Beyrouti, Mikhael Douaihy, Paul Douaihy, Nadine Roumieh, Rached Sarkis, Dr. Wassim Shahin, Georges Yaghi, Marianne Bouharoun

 

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