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American University of Beirut (2015)

Urban agriculture as a design strategy to improve livelihoods in disadvantaged neighborhoods : the case of Nabaa (Bourj Hammoud, Beirut)

Dagher, Rouba Bassam

Titre : Urban agriculture as a design strategy to improve livelihoods in disadvantaged neighborhoods : the case of Nabaa (Bourj Hammoud, Beirut)

Auteur : Dagher, Rouba Bassam

Université de soutenance  : American University of Beirut

Grade : Master of Architecture and Design (MUD) 2015

Résumé
Securing food and open spaces contributes to sustainable solutions by improving livelihoods in dense and low income neighborhoods. This thesis investigates the potential contribution of agriculture as an urban strategy to improve residents’ quality of life in Nabaa neighborhood in Bourj Hammoud. Building on recent literature of urban agriculture forms, tools and case studies, the thesis employs research tools from urban and landscape design that includes a field survey, questionnaires and suitability analysis to identify a strategy that incorporates potential land assists and neighborhood practices. The thesis proposes design principles that support agriculture as a multifunctional space and offers a set of design strategies that aim to integrate diversity of local interests and uses into the designated spaces for urban agriculture. Such strategies aim to develop a food production network that supports daily living of the residents. It also provides a larger spectrum of opportunities for public use thus enhancing the built environment and improving people’s quality of life through contributing to connectivity, food security and a healthy recreational environment, among supporting other community needs.

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