Conducting the First Traffic Impact Analysis in the Absence of Legal and Regulatory Frameworks: A Case Study from Beirut

As recently as April 2004, development projects in Beirut, were not required to submit a traffic impact analysis (TIA) to obtain a building permit. This article reviews the first TIA in Lebanon as a case study from a developing country where adequate planning is almost nonexistent. The TIA is an example of how an undermined planning structure, short focused plans, politically oriented decisions and a lack of relevant expertise often create an intolerable environment that can hinder major investment and damage the proper development of a city.


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  • Accession Number: 01003698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2005 4:57PM