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Rania Sassine is an architect and consultant on Urbanism, graduated from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-arts (ALBA), where she is a senior lecturer. She has a master in urban design from the University of La Sapienza in Rome. Sassine has been a Senior Urban designer in Solidere International working on large-scale urban projects and affordable housing in the Arab world. She wrote a book called Virées Citadines: deux douzaines de villes, about twenty-four imaginary cities reminiscent of Italo Calvino’s Invisible cities.
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Beirut’s heart: The life of a square
Before the Lebanese Civil War, Martyrs’ Square featured among Beirut’s most dynamic civic spaces. Over two decades after the war ended, the city centre’s reconstruction has all but cut the square a driftf rom civic life. However, it still has the potential for a Lebanese laboratory of urban identity.