The “Old Rent” Law in Beirut: an Incentive or Disincentive for Gentrification?

Original text in French : http://ifpo.hypotheses.org/4266 (translation by the author) There is a recurrent debate in Beirut regarding the consequences of the “old rent” law and the way of transforming it. It has gained strength since an apartment building collapsed in Fassouh neighbourhood (Ashrafieh) on January 15 2012 because of…

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