Mona Fawaz is a Professor of Urban Studies and Policy and Research Director at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut. She writes about urban history and historiography, social and spatial justice, informality and the law, property and space, as well as planning practice, theory and pedagogy. She researches, teaches, and advocates strategies for more inclusive cities.

Soha Mneimneh is an Urban Researcher at the Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut. Her research focuses on housing finance, territoriality, real-estate developers’ building activity, housing struggles, and their intersection with sectarian and class divisions.