Urban Planning Institute

The purpose of this institute is to deal with problems of urban growth and environmental change in Lebanon and the Middle East. It aims at assisting the ministries of Public Works, Municipal and Rural Affairs, Agriculture, Environment and Tourism in studies related to:

  • Planning, zoning, land use, impact studies, demographic projections, CAD-mapping of urban centers, urban statistics.
  • Problems of urban development and population growth, transportation systems, utilities, conservation and recycling of resources, land management, natural preserves.
  • Impact assessment for large scale architectural development projects such as industrial buildings, new highways, mass housing and agricultural development.
  • Surveys of historical areas and proposals for natural preserves.


Joseph Kiprianos, Ph.D.
Office: ARC 404A
Ext: 2231
Email: jkprians@lau.edu.lb