During the civil war (1975-1992), Lebanon faced total destruction that produced a negative impact on the urban growth of the Lebanese cities. The war generated some paralyzes that still produce adverse effects on the Lebanese people. Public infrastructure, public spaces, and the national public heritage, which are fundamental resources of the Lebanese society, currently are still not properly safeguard and managed by the local government. Understanding and enhancing the values of the Lebanese public resources is an indispensable tool for the development of the contemporary Lebanese society that can influence the future expansion, the revitalization and the shaping of new contemporary urban planning approach. How can we envision the future directions of the Lebanese public resources to influence the development of the Lebanese country while advocating for sustainable cities? This research tries to identify the main values, trends, influences, and ideologies linked with the public values, that should be considered and adopted to shape the development of contemporary growth in Lebanon.
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