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URBAN PROGRAMS STRATEGIC URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND C ITIES AND C LIMATE C HANGE MAPPING OF RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS AND CENTERS OF COMPETENCE

Lebanese American University (LAU) Urban Planning Institute Category: Research and training institute

Country: Lebanon

Director: Dr. Rachid G. Chamoun Contact: P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran Beirut: 1102 2801 Lebanon Tel.: +961-1-786 464 / +961-3-791314 Fax: +961-1-867 098 Email: info@lau.edu Website : www.lau.edu.lb Missions: The purpose of this institute is to deal with problems of urban growth and environmental change in Lebanon and the Middle East. It aims at assisting the ministries of Public Works, Municipal and Rural Affairs, Agriculture, Environment and Tourism in studies related to:  Planning, zoning, land use, impact studies, demographic projections, CAD-mapping of urban centers, urban statistics.  Problems of urban development and population growth, transportation systems, utilities, conservation and recycling of resources, land management, natural preserves.  Impact assessment for large scale architectural development projects such as industrial buildings, new highways, mass housing and agricultural development.  Surveys of historical areas and proposals for natural preserves. Relevance to the CMI urban programs: UD1 – Regional and urban planning; Urban land management Date of entry: June 2010

/Lebanon_LAU_EN  

http://www.cmimarseille.org/_src/UD1_UD2_Mapping/Lebanon_LAU_EN.pdf

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