The General Directorate for Urban Planning and its higher Council are Lebanon’s official and primary bodies for urban planning. They support urban development and favor the interests of real estate developers and the dominant class. However, since the council’s decisions are made behind closed doors and unknown to the public, opposing them becomes nearly impossible. As a result, these decisions are imposed as realities.
This report analyzes the decisions of the Higher Council for Urban Planning from 2019 to 2021, revealing its role within the broader context of policy-making in Lebanon.
Read the full report in Arabic here.