Six months after the Beirut blast, much has been rebuilt in one of the city’s worst damaged neighborhoods, but hope is still in short supply.
Instead of planning new megaprojects, Istanbul’s new administration vows to improve the quality of life and to include its inhabitants in the decision-making process of urban redesign.
The cancellation of the Bisri dam project is a stunning victory for Lebanon’s environmental activists. And they have no intention of stopping.
The 4 August explosion rocked the city’s historical neighbourhoods of Mar Mikhael and Gemmayze so severely, it has left experts and inhabitants wondering if their most precious buildings can be saved at all.
With its power infrastructure crumbling and with militias squabbling, Libyans across the country endured lengthy power cuts amid soaring temperatures this summer.
With construction underway on Istanbul’s third airport, nearby villagers wonder whether the environmental cost of creating new jobs is too high.