Dana Mazraani is an urbanist, architect, and research coordinator at the Beirut Urban Lab of the American University of Beirut. Her current work focuses on Beirut’s post-blast recovery, and public spaces and vacant properties in the city. Her previous research covers inclusive design , urban informality, and the transformation of Beirut’s relationship to street and outdoor life.

Luna Dayekh is a researcher at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut. Her background is in political science, and she is currently assisting with observatory work on the post-blast response and Covid-19 mapping project.

Mona Harb is a professor of urban studies and politics and research director at the Beirut Urban Lab in the American University of Beirut. Her ongoing research investigates local governance and displacement, as well as urban activism and oppositional politics. She is the author of many publications on decentralization and public goods, cultural geography and piety, and Islamist urban politics. She serves on the editorial boards of MELGIJMES, and IJURR, and is a trustee of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences. She is the founder and co-editor of the Cities Page on Jadaliyya.