MAKING PLEASANT PLACES (Lebanon)
Good public places can stimulate the economy, and social cohesion. Kawkaba is compact, old village of 1000 inhabitants in the southwest Bekaa, Lebanon. Hosting about 1000 Syrian refugees had real impact. The local people are proud of their village, and do not interact with the Syrians. During workshops and talks, it became clear that creating inclusive public spaces could help bring everyone together. Suitable locations were pointed out by the mayor.