Ghorayeb, Paul (2015) Impact de la religion sur les espaces publics & privés arabes: lecture, introspection et compréhension de l’espace PP aux Pays arabes: étude du cas: espace public-privé libanais entre utopie et véracité. Doctoral Thesis.
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Recently an active debate & discussion between architects, urban planners, landscapers & specialists on the loose of identity in our Arab country & cities is hold. An identity in progress loss which is due to the degradation of our public spaces morphology & to the applied imported design from urban western school. Western theory of public space design & management which were applied on traditional Arab cities that evolved over centuries by a long process of urban evolution, traditions & customs. Western urban theories that also generated the creation & the management of the contemporary Arab cities. Those Imported theory inspired from western citizen moral values & traditions were blindly cloned and applied all over the Arab world. The implementation of such imported urban principal over our cities had leaded to the creation of abnormal & unaccustomed cities that traditions & costumes differ from those of the west. The public & private spaces which were the canvas on which citizens had drew stealthily & during centuries their traditions & customs impregnate with religion. In the Arab world the religious have constituted the main corposant which have influenced & created Arab cities fabrics. Arab cities that could be identified according to their structure & especially to the typology & the relation between the public & private realm that could be classified in two categories: “Arab Christian cities” or “Arab Islamic cities”.
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