|About||Welcome to the official page of the AUB Neighborhood Initiative. For more information about us, visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/neighborhood/Pages/home.aspx|
The mission of the Neighborhood Initiative echoes the mission of the university at large, highlighting the importance of service and civic responsibility, beginning just outside campus walls.
The Neighborhood Initiative mobilizes the full power of AUB (intellectual, human, corporate) for the public good in Ras Beirut, promoting the neighborhood’s livability, vitality, and diversity through innovative outreach activities and multidisciplinary research.
The Neighborhood Initiative serves as a model of place-based engagement for universities in Lebanon and the region, benefiting the university itself and the districts of Beirut surrounding it.
A special project under the President’s Office, the Initiative team works collaboratively across the University with students, faculty, and staff and with neighborhood residents, businesses, and public sector decision-makers. The President’s Office and the Ford Foundation support the Neighborhood Initiative.
Generally, the Neighborhood Initiative’s role may be described as follows:
-Connect: Learning about the Neighborhood’s priorities and make introductions between AUB and neighbors.
-Catalyze: Identifying intersection between neighborhood concerns and academic expertise; conceptualizing research and outreach activities with faculty; providing modest seed funding to projects.
-Facilitate: forming multidisciplinary teams; managing faculty-led projects; facilitate implementation through contact with the public sector.
-Advocate: encourage the AUB community to become involved in research and action on Ras Beirut; bringing the neighbors’ concerns and possible solutions to the attention of policy makers.
Current Neighborhood Initiative projects fit under three themes: Urban Environment, Community and Well Being, and Preserving the Diversity of Ras Beirut.
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