Carla Al-Hage

Part-time faculty member

M.Phil. Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

Bachelor of Architecture, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Carla Al-Hage is an architect and urbanist. She is teaching the Design Culture course as part of the Foundation Program. She holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Architecture and Urban Studies form the University of Cambridge, UK, where her final dissertation was titled “Urban Fragmentation and Socio-Economic Interaction in Tyre: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”. She also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Notre Dame University, Louaize. In addition to her academic role, she holds the position of Project Architect and Coordinator at Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture.

Research Interests

Al-Hage’s research interests include architectural and urban history, urban studies, and the history of Lebanese cities.

Her published research during her time as a researcher at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut focused on the spatial implications of forced displacement on the fabric of secondary Lebanese cities.

Select Publications

“Unplanned Links, Unanticipated Outcomes
Urban Refugees in Halba (Lebanon)” (2022), (Environment and Planning D: Society and Space), Mona Fawaz, Carla Al-Hage, & Mona Harb

“The Urbanization of Forced Population Displacement: Unexpected Flows and Practices in Lebanon (2021)” in Urban Recovery: Intersecting Displacement with Post War Reconstruction, London: Routledge, Mona Fawaz, Mona Harb, & Carla Al-Hage

“Bring the Planners Back! Displacement-Triggered Patterns of Urbanization and City Responses, Policy Brief (2021)” (LCPS), Mona Fawaz, Mona Harb, & Carla Al-Hage

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Kettle’s Yard Trvael Research Fund, University of Cambridge, 2018
Research Topic: Urban Fragmentation and Socio-Economic Interaction in Tyre: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives