Auteur : Hicham el-Achkar

Beyrout, Achrafiyeh. Photo C. Pieri

The Lebanese State as Initiator of Gentrification in Achrafieh

In the past few decades, gentrification has evolved into a global urban phenomenon, as an increasing number of cities around the world are witnessing the gradual gentrification of their historical centres and adjacent quarters. Beirut presents no exception to this urban transformation; several of its neighbourhoods, such as Achrafieh, are experiencing numerous upscale real-estate developments coupled with a change in the resident population. This article aims...