The Neighborhood Initiative serves as a model of place-based engagement for universities in Lebanon and the region. Discussions have taken place, and lessons shared, at Cairo University, Ain Shams University and the American University in Cairo (AUC). In November 2015, AUC and AUB held an "ideas lab" in Cairo to disucss next steps for AUB Ras Beirut, AUC Tahrir Square, and AUC New Cairo.
Universities and their Neighborhoods: An AUC-AUB Conversation, Cairo 5-7 November 2015
AUC's old campus, Mohammad Mahmoud Street, an important location during the Egyptian revolution of 2011