Ep.139 (Video): Rebuilding Aleppo with Jwanah Qudsi

The Beirut Banyan

Apr 22 2020 • 1 hr 12 mins

We're with Jwanah Qudsi for Episode 139 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/k6nqDg9gWjA Jwanah is the founder of Aleppo Heritage Fund - an NGO dedicated to preserving the old city of Aleppo - and an urban planner / urbanist. We discuss Aleppo’s current reconstruction and the need to preserve the old city’s architectural heritage. Our conversation includes Jwanah’s own story of her dedication to saving the old city’s historic charm, her father’s legacy, comparisons between Aleppo and other post-war urban reconstruction efforts, and her recently incorporated NGO - the Aleppo Heritage Fund. Jwanah’s Masters thesis referred to in this episode can be accessed via the following link: https://icsd.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Qudsi.pdf Her two Washington Post articles mentioned in the episode are linked below: U.S. sanctions are strangling the effort to rebuild Old Aleppo, 2019: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/us-sanctions-are-strangling-the-effort-to-rebuild-old-aleppo/2019/05/10/747d7856-70f2-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html The battle for Aleppo is over. I returned to my hometown to see what’s left, 2017: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-battle-for-aleppo-is-over-i-returned-to-my-hometown-to-see-whats-left/2017/07/07/de0fe164-6203-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html Check out her father’s wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adli_Qudsi Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Watch these episodes via our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Graphics by Sara Tarhini.

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