Beirut: Transnational Tides and the Future of the Arab City

In October 2009, Todd led a panel at the Yale Arab Alumni Association’s conference in Beirut to discover the ideas and companies that are determining the contemporary Arab city.

“With the rapid growth of cities in the Arab Middle East, urban planners from the private and the public sector face the challenge of ensuring long-term sustainability. The approach to the urban development of both new and old cities often addresses short-term needs, but the solutions – from integrated communities to preservation and renewal projects – put at risk the urban environment, social and cultural welfare, and economic diversity.”

For the podcast visit the Yale Arab Alumni Association website.

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