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WHAT FUTURE FOR CITIES AFTER BEIRUT?

Summary: The sheer scale of destruction in the port city of Beirut on August 4, 2020, is an invitation for us to ponder the future of cities. Cities are vulnerable as a result of the many dangers that lurk ahead, natural and man-made. The main question raised here is this: How viable are cities as models of human progress and human habitation?



Type of file: WAV - Size: 9.816 KB - Duration: 9 minutes - Created: Aug. 6, 2020

Author: Dr. Ali H. Raddaoui - Producer: IdiomOptima Production Studio

Contact email: idiomoptima.com - Web site: https://idiomoptima.com

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Image credits

  1. "Beirut Blast: UAE's KhalifaSat Shows Images from Space of Before and After Port Was Levelled." The National. Last modified August 6, 2020. https://www.thenational.ae/uae/beirut-blast-uae-s-khalifasat-shows-images-from-space-of-before-and-after-port-was-levelled-1.1060096.

  2. "Lebanon Flag Image." Country Flags. Accessed August 7, 2020. https://www.countryflags.com/en/lebanon-flag-image.html.

  3. KVIA. "Massive Blast in Beirut, Lebanon Leaves over 100 Dead, 4,000 Hurt." Last modified August 5, 2020. https://kvia.com/news/us-world/2020/08/04/watch-live-massive-explosion-shakes-beirut-lebanon/.

  4. "No One Cares." Facebook - Log In or Sign Up. Accessed August 7, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaresOneNo/?tn-str=k*F.

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