Message From the Chairperson
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The LDEM Department is the first of its kind in the MENA region, in that it brings together professors and researchers from various disciplines across the broad spectrum of landscape architecture, natural sciences, and sustainable development.

    Joined by common goals, the department faculty members seek to advance creative, skillful, and ethical applications of science in the design, restoration and management of landscapes. By including design and non-design faculty the department offers exceptional opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams and address scientific and social issues of relevance to Lebanon and the Middle East.

    The department benefits from the University’s strategic location within the most affluent neighborhoods of Beirut offering easy access to the city center and to a diversity of landscapes in the country providing an excellent environment for scholarship and teaching about land planning, urban design, environmental management issues as well as a broad range of cultural and historic landscapes.

    With Best Regards,

    Rami Zurayk
    Professor, Chairperson and IGESP Acting​ Director​