Landscape assessment and analysis of Hima Kayfoun and Shimlan

On May 10 and 11, 2018, the students at the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management in the American University of Beirut (AUB) have presented their 3 months work of Landscape assessment and analysis of Kayfoun and Shimlan villages in front of a jury of professors and experts, municipal members of the two involved municipalities, and representatives of SPNL.

Students produced and presented a sequence of diagrams, maps, and photographic documentation to graphically represent and describe the identified landscape’s dynamics, natural, and socio-economic factors which have intervened and do intervene in landscape evolution and transformation of the municipality land including Mount Lebanon Hima center and the community park.

Several photographic documentation and annotated sketches and diagrams of the landscape components: topography, landmarks, urban development, communication routes, and vegetation was presented; in addition to maps of the natural components and the different built pattern and trends impacting the landscape construction of roads and new residential areas.

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