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Policy Brief No.9 FINANCING & IMPLEMENTING RESILIENCE WITH A SYSTEMS APPROACH IN BEIRUT

Dec 24, 2018

Jieling Liu


Key messages


1. An integrated urban environment is beneficial for health, the ultimate goal of resilient cities. It is increasingly challenged in Beirut by rapid urbanisation outpacing appropriate planning. 

2. Improving health in Beirut was prioritised to focus on planning public transport, green and public spaces and walkability. Each can be an entry point for taking a systems approach for urban resilience in Beirut.

3. Resolving this priority in Beirut can lead to improving urban health and wellbeing and achieving Roadmap 2030 for making city regions healthy, resilient and sustainable.

4. An integrated collaborative systems modelling and implementation approach, proposed by BAU, TRUST and UHWB can improve planning to resolve the interconnected urban health problems of Beirut. 

5. Harnessing complexity for resilience building in Beirut should take into account its diverse sociocultural profile and distinctive development phases from research to financing and implementation.

6. Knowledge-action transfer needs to extend from networks (KANs) to systems (KASs) and incorporate committed financing to make plans actionable for resilience in the long term. The Resilience Brokers Programme of TRUST can facilitate this process.

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