Greening the Neighborhood is an interdisciplinary and multi-pronged project that aims at developing prototype rainwater catchment systems, and green walls and roofs for institutional and residential buildings in Ras Beirut. With its four components (Water, Soil, Plants, and Structures) the project involves a series of research and outreach activities undertaken by the Neighborhood Initiative, the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service CCECS, and the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (LDEM).
Talhouk, S., Fabian, M., Moussawi, R., Hazim, N. (2012). ‘Extensive Green Roof Modules: towards a participatory process for urban greening and biodiversity conservation in Beirut’. Paper presented at the World Green Roof Congress, Copenhagen.