Making Cities Livable

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?


The International Making Cities Livable conference is in Rome this year, only a hop, skip and a jump from Gaza.

The conference might as well be on the moon, as far as my colleagues in Gaza are concerned. I wrote about the travel blockade here.

Earlier this year, Eman and Yaser (an architect and an engineer) joined me in cyberspace to write a paper about how to make Gaza livable. We submitted our paper to the conference organizers, and it was accepted.  Al-hamdulillah!

I’m on my way to Rome to deliver our paper.  .  .  .  .  alone.

I feel an awesome sense of responsibility to ‘get this right’ and to give a strong and convincing presentation on Tuesday.  I’ll only have 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for Q & A.  My powerpoint presentation…

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