At the Yale Arab Alumni Association Conference, “Transnational Tides and the Future of the Arab City,” one of the highlights was the keynote speech given by Talal Shair, Chairman and CEO of Dar Al-Handasah, an engineering and planning firm based in Beirut. His talk, titled “The City Development Cycle and the ‘Social Health’ of the Sustainable City” was an epic tale of the city, with references to the great 14th-Century thinker Ibn Khaldoun, Charles Darwin and Victorian England, and the Chicago School of Sociology. Thanks to the YAAA Conference organizers for sharing the lecture. For more information, see the conference proceedings.
October 16 2009
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