Discussion Session in Tripoli’s Public Square:

Commodifying Housing in the Service of the Rentier Economy

After decades of handing over the fate of city dwellers and their right to housing to the real estate market and the housing loan policies, housing has been reduced to a commodity, lacking a comprehensive framework that responds to the needs of all social groups on the Lebanese territories. In the city of Tripoli (North Lebanon), the housing conditions in the neighborhoods are deteriorating at an increasing pace, especially in historical areas, while parceling and consolidation projects are being implemented, producing a new housing stock that does not meet such needs. The discussion we held in Tripoli was centered around the chronic absence of housing issues from public policies in Lebanon.

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Construction Housing Land Management and Planning Lebanon North Lebanon Governorate Tripoli