Reports & Papers

19-02-2024
The paper investigates the Syrian legal and administrative framework and explores key areas of application of fit-for-purpose principles for improving Syria’s land administration and introducing positive changes in the cadaster and in the processes guiding the regularisation of informal settlements and the provision of adequate housing.
19-02-2024
This paper, published in 2022, looks at urban planning in Syria in all its four main stages: land allocation, urban planning and design, implementation of the infrastructure and allotment as well as consider specific urban issues which will play a critical role in Syria’s reconstruction and sustainable development.
19-02-2024
This guidance note published by UN Habitat contextualises fit-for-purpose land administration principles to the national context, presents STDM as one of the key fit-for-purpose land administration tools that could be introduced, and describes few selected possible applications for its deployment.
04-02-2024
This report intends to establish a first approach for an urban recovery framework for post-conflict housing in Syria. This framework takes into account the country’s past experiences in housing delivery and construction as well as the dynamics of the housing market. It also considers the facts on the ground during the conflict, including the massive […]
14-01-2024
A report on the challenges related to clearing the rubble from Aleppo and protecting its inhabitants from future environmental risks. The report was published in 2015, before the conflict ended in the city.
14-01-2024
The individual souqs, khans, hammams, and other functions are what made al-Madina a powerful, complex social setting. Redevelopment must not view the Souq as merely an economic enterprise isolated from other social activity. It must recognize the Souq’s critical role in Aleppo’s cultural and communal rehabilitation.