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reclaiming the coast Archive

  • Revisiting Dalieh: Calling for future visions along Beirut’s coast


    The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR) has put together a very creative short film to promote its campaign! It is part of a fundraising for its open ideas competition for the future of the Dalieh. The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR), also […]

  • Puerto Rico: Petition to protect the beaches and the coasts of Puerta de Tierra


    A Puertorican initiative is asking for the protection of the beaches and marine waters of Puerta de Tierra which are of high ecological, cultural, historical, landscape, recreational and tourist value. According to the initiative, the historic area of Puerta de Tierra is framed with forts and contains special ecological value […]

  • Lebanon’s Kurdish community reclaim the Dalieh


    This is a blog post combining two articles by Habib Battah on Beirut Report. The two original articles can be found here and here. The photos used are also from Battah’s articles. As is custom, the Persian holiday of Nowruz was planned to be celebrated on the 21st of March […]

  • The Making and Reclaiming of Communal Spaces in Beirut


    This is a lecture / presentation of the story of Dalieh, a very narrow public strip along the coast that has been characterized as public for so long even though the lots are privately owned. It is part of the city’s historical relation with the sea and part of the few places […]

  • Ανοιχτή επιστολή προς Δήμαρχο Σωτήρας Αμμοχώστου κ. Γεώργιο Τάκκα (Cyprus)


    Τhis is an open letter to the Mayor of Sotira municipality in Cyprus from the Initiative for the Protection of the Natural Coastline in Cyprus asking for clarification regarding his announcement for the creation of a bridge to connect the beach with a small island in an already intervened Natura […]

  • Save the Greek Seashore


    Outcry over bill allowing unlimited construction on Greek coastline Athens: Environmental organisations, social media activists, as well as political parties and several public figures have denounced a proposed law that would end free public access to the Greek coastline, remove deterrent provisions to construction, provide an amnesty to those who have […]

  • Πρωτοβουλία πολιτών μετατρέπει την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία / Citizens’ initiative turns the entrance of the Paralimni Municipality into a beach (Cyprus)


    Πρωτοβουλία πολιτών μετατρέπει την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία [1] Ανεξάρτητη και αυθόρμητη ομάδα ανθρώπων, μετέτρεψε την είσοδο του Δημαρχείου Παραλιμνίου σε παραλία, ως ένδειξη διαμαρτυρίας στις αυθαίρετες, παράτυπες και παράνομες ενέργειες του Δήμου Παραλιμνίου, όπως οι πρόσφατες επεμβάσεις στις παραλίες της Αγίας Τριάδας, στον Κάππαρη και στη Σειρήνα, […]