The LDEM faculty members presented a symposium session entitled ’Challenges and Opportunities of Landscape Architecture Education in the Arab World: The Experience of the American University of Beirut’ at the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) conference 2019 which was held on September 16 and 17, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.
The LDEM group included six faculty members and one associate member. Dr. Yaser Abunnasr was leading and included Dr. Talhouk, Dr. Dreksler, Dr. Trovato, and Dr. Nayla at Akl and Monika Fabian, with associate member Dr. Jala Makhzoumi coordinating the department’s participation and the Dean’s office generously funded most of the trip.This was an important event for LDEM as it brings our activities into the international scene.
The event helped increase and enhance the visibility of LDEM and FAFS. The LDEM faculty gave presentations under the above-mentioned panel where the experience of LDEM of eighteen years of challenges and opportunities in the development of a curriculum, teaching pedagogy, outreach, and research agenda was shared.