Beirut: Empty at Its Core

"[W]hat we have is a culture-free ghost town for the rich.”

via www.theguardian.com

-A Lebanese urbanist on the newly re-developed Beirut city centre.

The rich don't fly in because of the mess in Syria next door, and locals avoid it because all their old hangouts were demolished.

Economic inequality is emerging as the leading urban planning problem of the decade.

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