In Lebanon, the national vision for economic development has always been closely tied to the construction sector. However, the emphasis on land as a source of profit has resulted in the destruction of livelihoods and people’s relationship with their surroundings. This trend is reflected in land zoning that is still being drawn up without involving the people affected by them. As a result, planning remains a tool of the powerful, neglecting important issues and excluding broad social groups. In this project, we investigated the repercussions of this context at the local level, specifically in the Zahrani coast region in the south.
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