Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

Lebanon: capital’s last public sand beach under threat?

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Beirut, Lebanon. Photo source: ©© Matthias Kihr

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Lebanese activists and residents of Beirut are concerned that a multi-million dollar resort near the coast is in breach of their rights to a free sand beach – which is the coastal capital’s last…

Read Full Article, BBC News (11-26-2016)

A City Without a Shore: Rem Koolhaas, Dalieh and the Paving of Beirut’s Coast, The Guardian UK (03-17-2015)
A development frenzy has wiped out the natural coastline of Lebanon, replacing it with concreted marinas and upscale resorts that are off-limits to the public. Now developers have their eye on the last bit of Beirut waterfront…

Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad; CTV News (09-28-2016)
In a country like Lebannon, stretching along the Mediterranean, finding a beach to relax in the summer, should not be a problem. But as private developers have gobbled up seafront land, and families complain of ever-more polluted waters, many Lebanese say it is cheaper and cleaner to fly abroad than go to the beach at home…

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